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Miniature Bronze Gold Weight of Animal With Twisted Horns

Akan, Ghana. £110

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

This finely cast Akan gold weight depicts a fabled antelope with elongated 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.

W: 5.5cm

Estimated Period: 19th Century

Ex Private Collection, UK

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H (Incl. Stand): 5 CM
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