exceptional Weight to weigh the Ashanti Gold powder - Brass - GoldWeight - Achantis - Ghana

Description
exceptional Weight to weigh the Ashanti Gold powder - Brass - GoldWeight - Achantis - Ghana
Fair

Weight to weigh Gold powder (Ahsnti, Ghana)

Exceptional because of its size, its patina, the profusion of details and the refinement of its craftsmanship.
Wonderful antiquity.

This type of figurative spring scale representing a hunting scene is rare.
The hunter armed with a machete, is ready to kill a gazelle, eating the grazes.

Akan weights of very varied forms, used to weigh gold powder, were used as currency, from the 15th century until approximately the early 20th century. The latter were used by the Akan and related groups, in Ghana and in Ivory Coast.
These weights do not only have a weight function. Whether their decorative motifs are abstract or figurative, both have meanings.

Lot details
Object
exceptional Weight to weigh the Ashanti Gold powder
Indigenous object name
GoldWeight
Ethnic group/ culture
Achantis
Region/ country
Ghana
Material
Brass
Condition
Fair
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
6×7×6 cm
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