Figurative Weights to Weigh Gold - Akan - Ghana

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Figurative Weights to Weigh Gold - Akan - Ghana
Cire perdue (lost wax) in African art - Rare item, former Sanchez collection

Figurative Weights to Weigh Gold - Akan - Ghana.
Provenance: private P. Sanchez collection, Portugal.
Dating: 1900s.
Size: Approximately 5 cm.
Material: bronze.

The Akan ethnic group is composed of more than six million individuals established in Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Togo. The Akan speak the Twi language. Clan chiefs keep storing and keeping figurines of collection and equipment to weigh gold. These objects often depict scenes of daily life, like for this one representing a woman grinding grain using a pestle and mortar.

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