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Gold-weight

Accession Number
1997/1.381

Title
Gold-weight

Artist(s)
Akan

Artist Nationality
Akan (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
20th century

Medium & Support
brass

Dimensions
11/16 in x 3/8 in x 1/16 in (1.7 cm x 1 cm x 0.2 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis

Subject matter
Geometric gold-weight with two comb-like motifs. One corner has been cut off, possibly to adjust the weight. 
Sheales, Fiona, African Goldweights, London, BMP, 2014

Physical Description
Gold-weight in the shape of a rectangle with two sets of perpendicular lines. One corner may have been cut off.  

Primary Object Classification
Metalwork

Primary Object Type
goldweight

Collection Area
African

Rights
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Keywords
goldweights
measuring
miniature (size attribute)
weighing devices

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