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Geometric gold-weight in the form of a square base with notched edges and two holes in the center. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
1895 – 1905
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milford Golden
1986/2.138
Gold-weight in the shape of a rod thicker at one end, with a small rectangle attached to the thicker end. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
1900 – 1985
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.462
Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust.  They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model.  Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model.  Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Goldweight
1900 – 1985
Gift of Doran H. Ross
2010/1.194
Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust.  They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model.  Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model.  Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Goldweight
1900 – 1985
Gift of Doran H. Ross
2010/1.198
Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust.  They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model.  Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model.  Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Goldweight
1900 – 1985
Gift of Doran H. Ross
2010/1.200
Gold-weight in the shape of a rectangular bar with a shallow dip on the front surrounded by small engraved vertical lines.
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.367
Gold-weight in the shape of a triangle with three cylindrical-section pedestal feet. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.370
Gold-weight in the shape of a rectangle with two sets of perpendicular lines. One corner may have been cut off.  
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.381
Gold-weight in the shape of a square base with a sunken arch, open on one side, flanked by six raised bars on two sides. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.390
Gold-weight in the shape of a long rectangle with a central raised line surrounded by two bands of wavy lines. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.395
Gold-weight in the shape of a square base with four smaller raised squares on top. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.408
Gold-weight in the shape of a square two-stepped base surmounted by a cylindrical post with small incised lines on all four sides. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.412
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