Asante. <em>Gold-weight (abrammuo): two beetles</em>, 19th or 20th century. Cast brass, 1 1/8 x 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (2.9 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, 74.218.58. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 74.218.58_front_PS6.jpg)

Gold-weight (abrammuo): two beetles


Medium: Cast brass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th or 20th century

Dimensions: 1 1/8 x 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (2.9 x 0.6 x 3.2 cm)



Accession Number: 74.218.58

Image: 74.218.58_front_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Cast brass weight in shape of two beetles. Their form is ovoid and obverse is very smooth. There is a thin semi-circular line between the heads and the bodies. The reverse is irregular. Condition: Very good.

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