Geometric Gold Weight
Arts of Africa
On View: African Storage Annex, East Gallery, 1st Floor
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin H. Williams
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Akan. Geometric Gold Weight, 19th-20th century. Cast brass, 1 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 3/8 in. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin H. Williams, 88.192.117. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 88.192.117_PS6.jpg)
overall, 88.192.117_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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Symmetrical design. Bar across top and bottom. Also bar up and down each side, these with dents (9 on each end) extending to edges. In the center, 2 pairs of "ram's horns" that curve inward from one view and oppose each other from the other. Deeply gouged design, large conical gouge on underside. Heavy greenish-black mottling all over, except one corner where someone has filed down to the brass. CONDITION: Much reddish matter in top interstices.
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