Old Ghana Goldweight Gold Weight African Ashanti Akan brass bronze lost wax
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One nice ANTIQUE ( Late 1800s - Early 1900s ) Ashanti / Asante "Geometric" gold weight made from brass using the lost wax technique, engraved and punched from Ghana !
The size of the gold weight is approximately 18 mm x 10 mm x 4 mm, weight approximately 5.38 grams and is in very good condition with some wear due to age and usage.
Asante carried most of their transactions using gold dust and this weights were used as known mass for the owner.
ASHANTI TRIBE INFORMATION LOCATION: Southern Ghana.
TYPES OF ART: Ashanti stools and dolls (fertility and ashanti doll) but also known for their other royal arts, which include staff and umbrella finials, lost wax cast gold jewelry, and brass gold weights.
Kente cloth is a high-prestige textile that was originally woven from imported silk and now is woven of rayon and other synthetics.