Asante. <em>Gold-weight (abrammuo): shield</em>, 19th or 20th century. Cast brass, 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 2 1/16 in. (3.2 x 4.4 x 5.2 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, 74.218.29. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 74.218.29_PS6.jpg)

Gold-weight (abrammuo): shield


Medium: Cast brass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th or 20th century

Dimensions: 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 2 1/16 in. (3.2 x 4.4 x 5.2 cm)



Accession Number: 74.218.29

Image: 74.218.29_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Cast brass weight in shape of a curved shield with geometric markings and four bovine heads in relief with curved horns and open mouths. Condition: Excellent.

Brooklyn Museum