Akan. <em>Equestrian Figure Gold Weight</em>, 19th century. Cast brass, 3 x 2 1/4 in. (7.6 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Syrop, 81.168.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 81.168.1_PS6.jpg)

Equestrian Figure Gold Weight

Artist:Akan

Medium: Cast brass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 3 x 2 1/4 in. (7.6 x 5.7 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H4, 9C

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 81.168.1

Image: 81.168.1_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Brass figure of a horse and rider, cast by the lost wax method. The horse's back dips in the center and its tail is long and full. It wears a bridle and the rider holds the reins. It has pointed ears and small round notched eyes. The front legs are bent with hooves turned up. The back legs are straight. The rider's coiffure is composed of small round circles in relief, and his features are clearly indicated. CONDITION: Excellent. Mounted on a modern plexi stand.

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