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20 geometrical gold weights - AKAN - Ghana/Ivory Coast

Lot reference 10492979

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Later period, around 1700-1900 (T. Garrard) - Nice condition

Lot with 20 little geometrical AKAN gold weights in provenance from Ghana (ASHANTI) and Ivory Coast (BAULE).
Geometrical models from the later period 1700-1900 (Garrard).
Unique miniature bronze sculptures crafted following the lost wax (cire perdue) method.
Wear and tear, age patina with shiny accents. Weight corrections with lead.

(The smallest and the largest dimensions of the 4 weights are indicated each time)
-4 pieces pseudo Arabic characters, 7-22 mm (No 3 has wells on the back; no 4 is possibly a fragment)
- 4 pieces triangles, 16-32 mm
-4 piece double comb with ram's horn, 10-25 mm (1 x lead)
-4 pieces double comb with variants, 14-33 mm (1 x lead)
-4 pieces double comb with triangles 16-37 mm (2 x lead)

The lightest one measures 3,60 grams ; the heaviest one measures 26,75 grams.
All the 20 together weigh ca. 260 grams.

See for example: T. Garrard, Akan Weights and the Gold Trade: plates 41, 42 late period 1700-1900
These are original ethnically crafted and used gold dust weights.
Free shipment if sent as a letter.

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    jehace May 18, 2018

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    poids conformes au descriptif et authentiques.
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    100% volgens afspraak en precieze beschrijving, geweldige kwaliteit.
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    pommes13 March 12, 2018

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