early period (1500-1720) and late period (1700-1900)-good condition.
Lot with 20 little geometrical AKAN gold weights in provenance from Ghana (Ashanti) and Ivory Coast (Baulé).
Geometric models: 16 pieces from the early period 1500-1720 class 7 (Garrard).
and 4 pieces from the later period (1700-1900).
Unique miniature bronze sculptures made following the lost wax (cire perdue) method.
Wear and tear, age patina with shiny accents.
(The smallest and the largest dimensions of 4 weights are indicated each time).
- 4 x single block on base plate; 11-15 mm.
- 4 x double box on base plate; 9-14 mm.
- 4 x triple block on base plate; 10-18 mm (no 4 weighs 13.2 grams).
- 4 x swastika and variants; 7-14 mm (no. 1 weighs 2.45 grams) (no 4 with a cut corner).
- 4 x cross motif 10-14 mm.
The lightest one weighs 2.24 grams ; the heaviest one weighs 13.20 grams.
All 20 pieces together weigh 127 grams.
See for example: T. Garrard, Akan Weights and the Gold Trade;
plate 38, 39 early period 1500-1720 and plate 42 late period 1700-1900.
These are original ethnically crafted, used gold dust weights.
Free shipment if sent as a letter.
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You can pick up this lot from the seller: Amstelveen (North Holland), Netherlands.
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