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10 Figurative Gold Weights - AKAN - Ghana/Ivory Coast

Lot reference 16782355

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$127 Bidder 1977
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$44 Bidder 1977
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Later period 1700-1900 (T. Garrard) - Good condition.

Lot of 10 figurative AKAN gold dust weights coming from Ghana (Ashanti) and Ivory Coast (Baulé).
Figurative models from the late period (1700-1900) in the form of utensils.
Unique bronze mini sculptures made with the lost wax method.
Wear and tear, age patina with shiny accents.

Largest size in mm, weight in grams.

1) a bat to beat laundry flat (?) 34 mm / 10,35 grams.
2) a bat to beat laundry flat 24 mm / 11,85 grams.
3) a powder keg (backpack model) 31 mm / 26.45 grams.
4) a double gong 46 mm / 17.85 grams.
5) a decorated gourd with stopper (powder horn) 35 mm/ 44,20 grams.
6) a treasure chest to the European model 26 mm / 25.30 grams.
7) an Ashanti stool on 5 legs 29 mm / 31.05 grams.
8) a saddle 62 mm / 61.25 grams.
9) an axe 74 mm / 26.85 grams.
10) a decorated stick to hit the gong (gong beater) 98 mm / 45.10 grams.

Altogether this lot weighs approximately 300 grams.
These are original ethnically crafted and used gold dust weights.

See for example: T. Garrard, Akan Weights and the Gold Trade: illustrations 57, 58, 59,
Will be sent by registered mail.

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United States $32.30
Austria $18.63
Belgium $18.63
Canada $32.30
Denmark $18.63
France $18.63
Germany $18.63
Ireland $27.33
Italy $18.63
Luxembourg $18.63
Netherlands $11.18
Norway $27.33
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Spain $18.63
Sweden $18.63
Switzerland $27.33
United Kingdom $18.63
Rest of Europe $27.33
Anywhere else $32.30

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