Asante. <em>Gold-weight (abrammuo): sword</em>, 19th or 20th century. Cast brass, 3/4 x 2 15/16 in. (1.9 x 7.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, The Franklin H. Williams Collection of Ashanti Brass Weights and Accessory Objects for Weighing Gold, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin H. Williams, 74.218.24. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 74.218.24_PS6.jpg)

Gold-weight (abrammuo): sword


Medium: Cast brass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th or 20th century

Dimensions: 3/4 x 2 15/16 in. (1.9 x 7.5 cm)



Accession Number: 74.218.24

Image: 74.218.24_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Cast brass weight in shape of a ceremonial sword. The edge of the blade is scalloped. There are two triangular perforations that pierce the blade. The handle is decorated with two circular knobs. Condition: good.

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