Collection 30 Ashanti Bronze Gold Weights w/Boxes
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: African: Pre 1920: item # 1153244
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Bath, Somerset BA1 2DY
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A collection of thirty bronze Ashanti gold weights of various forms, chiefly animals and power objects incl. mudfish, a key, drum, pipes, hatchets, bird, crab claw, knot, shield, snake…, the largest 6 cm. long. Also included: 2 thin embossed brass boxes for weights, one oval, the other cylindrical and embossed with a repeated design of locomotives and paddle steamers. Length: 6.5 cm. and 8 7 cm.
As with the other weights listed, all these appear to be genuinely old.