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Brooklyn Museum: Arts of Africa: Gold Weight in Form of Sankofa Bird Akan. Brass. Ghana. #Akan #Weight #GoldWeight #Ghana #Africa

Gold Weight in Form of Sankofa Bird. Brass, 1 x 2 x 1 in. Brooklyn Museum, Carll H. de Silver Fund, Creative Commons-BY

PLANCHE DE TREIZE REPRÉSENTATIONS DE CAMÉ- LÉONS. Ces pendentifs, symbole...

PLANCHE DE TREIZE REPRÉSENTATIONS DE CAMÉ- LÉONS. Ces pendentifs, symbole...

Akan Gold Weight, Ghana

Leopard Gold Weight Akan kingdom of southern Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. The figures, animals, and objects are often associated with proverbs. Brooklyn Museum: Arts of Africa:

Ring with Chameleon (Yawiige) [Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, or Burkina Faso; Senufo] (1986.478.29) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Yawiige ring set with a chameleon Senufo, Ivory Coast, Mali or Burkina Faso. © The African Bryce Holcombe Collection of Decorative Art, Bequest of Bryce Holcombe, Inv.

Africa | Pendant shaped in the form of a large beaked bird (maybe a hornbill). Bronze, lost wax method. From the Senufo people Burkna Faso/Ivory Coast | 1500€ ~ Sold

Africa | Pendant shaped in the form of a large beaked bird (maybe a hornbill). Bronze, lost wax method. From the Senufo people Burkna Faso/Ivory Coast | 1500€ ~ Sold

Wood and gold leaf, Baule peoples, Ivory Coast, National Museum of African Art, 20th century. More info: Gold leafing is a centuries-old technique in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. A small pellet of gold is repeatedly hammered and turned on an anvil to achieve a thin uniform sheet. Applied to objects owned by individuals of high status.

Gold leafing is a centries-old technique in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana

Sankofa bird brass goldweight. 19C. Akan weight. West African goldweight- used to weigh gold.

Goldweights were predominantly made and used by the Akan-speaking peoples of the Gold Coast (now modern-day Ghana) to weigh gold-dust from AD to the pre-colonial period (before AD They were also closely associa

Africa | A collection of gold weights from the Akan people of Ghana | Brass

Africa | A collection of gold weights from the Akan people of Ghana | Brass

Gold Weight in Geometric form with One Twist | Ghana, Asante peoples | Early to mid-20th century | Bronze (copper alloy)

Gold Weight in Geometric form with One Twist - Ghana, Asante peoples, early to century

Used by the Lobi Tribe in Burkina Faso, these iron snakes were used and recognized as currency for transactions. They would also tie them to their calves to protect them from snake bites and lightning.

Used by the Lobi Tribe in Burkina Faso, these iron snakes were used and recognized as currency for transactions. They would also tie them to their calves to protect them from snake bites and lightning.

Kenya, Probably aluminium, 1947. More info: Photographed in a man's hair, this comb was collected by Eliot Elisofon in Kenya in 1947

Kenya, Probably aluminium, More info: Photographed in a man's hair, this comb was collected by Eliot Elisofon in Kenya in 1947

Babylonian Stone weight in the shape of a Grasshopper. Mesopotamia, 18th-17th Century BC. Material : Haematite.

Babylonian Stone weight in the shape of a Grasshopper Culture : Mesopotamian Period : Babylonian, Century B. I love this ancient stone grasshopper

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