Arts of Africa
7/8 x 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (2.2 x 0.6 x 3.2 cm)
mount: 2 1/2 × 1 × 1 3/8 in. (6.4 × 2.5 × 3.5 cm) (show scale)
The Franklin H. Williams Collection of Ashanti Brass Weights and Accessory Objects for Weighing Gold, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin H. Williams
Cast brass weight in shape of a slightly curved shield frame. The frame consists of several open work triangles the sides of which have a rope decoration. There are ten raised knobs on the frame. The outside edge of the frame is plain.
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Asante. Weight. Brass, 7/8 x 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (2.2 x 0.6 x 3.2 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, 74.218.30. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 74.218.30_bw.jpg)
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