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Lot of 5 large gold weights - AKAN - Ghana / Ivory Coast

Lot reference 10920633

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Figurative weights, birds, later period, around 1700-1900 (T. Garrard) - Good condition

Lot of 5 AKAN gold weights from Ghana (ASHANTI) and Ivory Coast (BAULE). Models from the later period (1700-1900).
Large, heavy weights are known as “king weights”.
Bronze miniature sculptures crafted following the cire perdue (lost-wax) method.
Patina of age with some shiny tones. Wear due to the use.

This lot is composed of 5 bird figurines.
1) Large rooster, nice details, minor casting flaw. 70 mm / 68,95 grams.
2) Little rooster with a large tail, nice details. 45 mm / 49,00 grams.
3) Elegant rooster, very fine details, a casting flaw on the foot. 55 mm / 33,00 grams.
4) Bird (sankofa) that is looking behind 52 mm / 50,10 grams.
5) A duck-like bird. 33 mm / 25,00 grams.

Together they weigh ca. 227 grams.

See: T.Garrard, Akan Weights and the Gold Trade; fig 50 birds etc. Late period (1700-1900).
See: Ch von Graffenried, Goldgewichte AKAN Goldweights, plates 44, 45, 46, 47.

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