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20 Geometrical Gold Weights - AKAN - Ghana/Ivory Coast

Lot reference 13908083
20 Geometrical Gold Weights - AKAN - Ghana/Ivory Coast

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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 made 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 4 weights are indicated each time)
- 4 pieces twisted combs; 10-19 mm
-4 PCs closed squares; 9-16 mm (no 2, 3, 4 with lead weighted)
-4 pieces chevrons; 14-22 mm (no 2 with lead weighted)
-4 pieces around edited (3D) weights; 6-14 mm
-4 pieces of triangles and variants; 10-28 mm

The lightest one weighs 2.9 grams ; the heaviest one weighs 16.0 grams.
All 20 pieces together weigh 150 grams.

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

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