Rare Former Big Weight Akan zoomorphic to weigh the Gold of 208 grs - African bronze - Côte d'Ivoire

Description
Rare Former Big Weight Akan zoomorphic to weigh the Gold of 208 grs - African bronze - Côte d'Ivoire
nineteenth century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Ancient piece with many details and wear due to the use.

It represents a crocodile with a fish in its mouth, this is much more than a simple element of the monetary system.
Akan figurative weights are the bearers of a language related to a whole tradition gathering history, the true one and the mythical one, and the principles of the institutions.
These are often associated to a proverb.
The scales of the crocodile are scattered with geometric Akan symbols.
Admire the details of the fish.

Weights of this size are very uncommon and very likely served to evaluate wealth, either for the payment of collective fines inflicted to villages by certain important chiefs.

Shipment via express parcel (Colissimo) with track & trace.

Lot details
Object
Rare Former Big Weight Akan zoomorphic to weigh the Gold of 208 grs
Region/ country
Côte d'Ivoire
Material
African bronze
Period
nineteenth century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
2×17×16 cm
Weight
208 g
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