gold weights (5) - African bronze - Asante - Ghana

Description
gold weights (5) - African bronze - Asante - Ghana
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Figurative gold weights. The Ashanti used all sorts of bronze figures (geometrical and figurative) as a weight to weigh gold dust.
The figurative belong to the last period and are usually also an illustration of a proverb.

1. Man with pipe and kegs of gunpowder on the head. "You do not smoke when you wear gunpowder: Do not take unnecessarily risks" H.: 6 cm.
2. Man hand to mouth. H: 5.5 cm.
3. Figure with hands to its head, symbol of grief. H.: 6.5 cm
4. Figure with an axe and a bundle wood on head. "It's sad that an old man has to carry the wood himself." Height: 5 cm.
Standing figure: Height: 5.5 cm.

Will be sent with track and trace.

Lot details
Total nr of items
5
Object
gold weights
Ethnic group/ culture
Asante
Region/ country
Ghana
Material
African bronze
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
0×0×0 cm
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