Akan. <em>Gold-weight (abrammuo): geometric</em>, 19th-20th century. Cast brass, 1 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 3/8 in. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin H. Williams, 88.192.117. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 88.192.117_PS6.jpg)

Gold-weight (abrammuo): geometric


Medium: Cast brass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th-20th century

Dimensions: 1 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 3/8 in.



Accession Number: 88.192.117

Image: 88.192.117_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Symmetrical design. Bar across top and bottom. Also bar up and down each side, these with dents (9 on each end) extending to edges. In the center, 2 pairs of "ram's horns" that curve inward from one view and oppose each other from the other. Deeply gouged design, large conical gouge on underside. Heavy greenish-black mottling all over, except one corner where someone has filed down to the brass. CONDITION: Much reddish matter in top interstices.

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