Sword Gold Weight

Unknown19th or 20th century

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

Cast brass weight in shape of a ceremonial sword. The edge of the blade is scalloped. There are two triangular perforations that pierce the blade. The handle is decorated with two circular knobs.Condition: good.

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  • Title: Sword 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/101327/Sword_Gold_Weight
  • Medium: Cast brass
  • Dimensions: 3/4 x 2 15/16 in. (1.9 x 7.5 cm)
  • Culture: Asante
  • Collection: Arts of Africa
  • Accession number: 74.218.24