Akan goldweight figures were used as a measuring system by the Akan people of Africa. The gold weights were used to weigh gold dust which was used as currency before money and coins were invented. Locally they are known as mrammou. The weights are hand made and unique and made of brass using the lost-wax casting method. However, this erotic weight of a couple was not made to weigh gold dust, it was made for decoration or selling purposes.
Provenance: Private collection. F.d.G in NL / Tribal Art Treasures
We have 20 similar weights like these in stock, so if you purchase one then yours will be very similar to the one on the picture.
If you purchase 2 or more of these brass weights, the shipping costs will only be calculated once.
- Late 20th century
- Origin: Ghana, Africa
- Excellent condition
- Ethnic group: Ashanti/Akan
- Materials: Brass, lost wax casting
- Weight: ca 28 grams
- Dimensions: 2.5 x 5 cm
- Amount (in stock): 20
- Damage: None
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