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Miniature Bronze Gold Weight of Animal with Twisted Horns

Akan,Ghana. £120

Fine Miniature Bronze Gold Weight of Animal With Twisted Horns. Akan Culture, Ghana

This finely cast miniature bronze gold weight depicts a fabled antelope with long, twisted horns. Cast by Akan goldsmiths, small gold weights (mrammou) such as this were used to weigh gold dust - the currency of the Akan and potent symbol of kra (life-force) - between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries.

H: 3.2cm

Estimated Period: 18th/19th Century

Ex Private Collection, UK

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L: 3.5 CM
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