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Arts of Africa

On View: African Storage Annex, East Gallery, 1st Floor
MEDIUM Cast brass
  • Place Made: Ashanti Region, Ghana
  • DATES 19th-20th century
    DIMENSIONS 1/8 x 1 1/4 in. (0.3 x 3.2 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in African Storage Annex, East Gallery, 1st Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 88.192.103
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin H. Williams
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Akan. Gold Weight, 19th-20th century. Cast brass, 1/8 x 1 1/4 in. (0.3 x 3.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin H. Williams, 88.192.103. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 88.192.103_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Overhead view of coiled snake with extended head and large oval eyes, bisected by incised line. CONDITION: Stable. Some dust and dirt have accumulated on weight surface.
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    Gold Weight