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Miniature Bronze Gold Weight of a Stool 17th Cent.

Akan. £280

Miniature Bronze Gold Weight of a Royal Stool. 17th/18th Century. Akan Culture, Ghana

This seventeenth-century bronze gold weight depicts an Akan royal stool. 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: 7cm

Estimated Period: 18th Century

Ex Seward Kennedy Collection, UK

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