Akan goldweight figures were used as a measuring system by the Akan/ashanti people of West-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 most likely made for decoration or selling purposes.
Provenance: Private collection. F.d.G in NL / Tribal Art Treasures
We have over 25 similar weights like these in stock, if you purchase one then yours will be very similar to the one presented in the images.
If you would like to purchase 2 or more of these brass weights, or anything else under 2kg, the shipping costs will only be calculated once.
- 20th century
- Origin: Ghana, Africa
- Excellent condition
- Ethnic group: Ashanti/Asante
- Materials: Brass, lost wax casting
- Weight: ca 35 grams
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 4 cm
- Amount (in stock): 25+
- Damage: None
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