Interesting Old Collection of 16 Ashanti Gold Weights
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: African: Pre 1900: item # 1065486
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Po Box 3078
Bath, Somerset BA1 2DY
(00 44) 1225 700148
A group of sixteen bronze Ashanti gold weights consisting of animals, birds and men involved in various activities, a small box (for geometric weights) and a pair of sandals. Max. height: 5.5 cm.
Mostly these are genuinely old and worn, though you’ll have to make up your own mind about a few. Some are surprisingly intricate such as the man sharpening a spear and the sandals. Two antelopes have only got three legs, otherwise they are all in good condition.