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Miniature Bronze Gold Weight. Crocodile, 19th Cent.

Akan, Ghana. £170

Miniature Bronze Gold Weight. Akan Culture, Ghana

This bronze gold weight, depicting a two-headed crocodile eating a fish, was used to weigh gold dust. Cast by Akan goldsmiths, small gold weights (mrammou) such as this measured gold, the currency of the Akan and potent symbol of kra (life-force), between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries.

W: 3cm

Estimated Period: Late 19th Century

Ex Private Collection, UK

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