Akan. <em>Gold-weight (abrammuo): scorpion</em>, 19th-20th century. Cast brass, 1 1/4 x 1/8in. (3.2 x 0.3cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin H. Williams, 88.192.66. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 88.192.66_PS6.jpg)

Gold-weight (abrammuo): scorpion


Medium: Cast brass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th-20th century

Dimensions: 1 1/4 x 1/8in. (3.2 x 0.3cm)



Accession Number: 88.192.66

Image: 88.192.66_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Weight depicting scorpion, triangular-shaped body, top incised with intersecting vertical and horizontal lines. Pairs of narrow, joined metal strips curve up and inward, suggesting pinchers. Metal strip curves up and downward from apex of triangle, representing the tail. CONDITION: Stable; conservation has removed sticky wax from underside.

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