nineteenth century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear
|Object:||Rare Former Big Weight Akan zoomorphic to weigh the Gold of 208 grs|
|Region/ country:||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Ancient piece with many details and wear due to the use.
It represents a crocodile with a fish in its mouth, this is much more than a simple element of the monetary system.
Akan figurative weights are the bearers of a language related to a whole tradition gathering history, the true one and the mythical one, and the principles of the institutions.
These are often associated to a proverb.
The scales of the crocodile are scattered with geometric Akan symbols.
Admire the details of the fish.
Weights of this size are very uncommon and very likely served to evaluate wealth, either for the payment of collective fines inflicted to villages by certain important chiefs.
Shipment via express parcel (Colissimo) with track & trace.
Catawiki member since February 11, 2019, received 8 reviews in total (8 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||100% (8 reviews)|
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