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24. 20 geometrical gold weights - AKAN - Ghana/Ivory Coast

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$ 160 Bidder 1647
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$ 139 Bidder 1647
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Early period, circa 1500-1720 (T. Garrard) - Good condition.

Lot with 20 little geometrical AKAN gold dust weights originating from Ghana (ASHANTI) and Ivory Coast (BAULE).
Geometrical models from the early period.
Unique bronze mini sculptures made with the lost-wax method.
Wear and tear, patina of old age with shinny accents. Weight corrections with lead.

(The smallest and largest sizes of 4 weights are indicated)
- 4 pieces stepped pyramids 9 up to 20 mm
- 4 pieces stepped pyramids variants 9 up to 20 mm / one with 3 balls (30 grams)
- 4 pieces with hollow squares on a thick base 9 to 21 mm
- 4 multi teeth combs 10 to 34 mm
- 4 pieces multi teeth combs 8 to 26 mm

The smallest one weighs 2,90 grams ; the largest one weighs 30,00 grams.
All 20 pieces together weigh 183,00 grams.

See for example: T. Garrard, Akan Weights and the Gold Trade.
Fig 38 39 40, early period class 7, 8 and 9 (1500-1720)
These are original, ethnically used gold dust weights.
Free shipment if sent as a letter via Post NL.

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  • Very good seller!. Hubo una incidencia en el envío y el vendedor lo subsanó perfectamente.Muy buena comunicación.

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