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Gold Weight

Unknown19th or 20th century

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

Cast brass weight in shape of two beetles. Their form is ovoid and obverse is very smooth. There is a thin semi-circular line between the heads and the bodies. The reverse is irregular.Condition: Very good.

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Details

  • Title: Gold Weight
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 19th or 20th century
  • Location Created: Ashanti Region, Ghana
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: The Franklin H. Williams Collection of Ashanti Brass Weights and Accessory Objects for Weighing Gold, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin H. Williams
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/101360/Gold_Weight
  • Medium: Cast brass
  • Dimensions: 1 1/8 x 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (2.9 x 0.6 x 3.2 cm)
  • Culture: Asante
  • Collection: Arts of Africa
  • Accession number: 74.218.58

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