C.1900, ex: Sir Cecil Armitage Collection. Bronze, large for these at 3” height. Modeled as a long-necked bird, probably a hornbill, with stacked coil necklaces. Gold dust was the currency of the slave and ivory trade. These weights were originally used to measure it for transactions. They represent proverbs which were integral to the Ashanti culture and later, were exchanged as gifts
Stock Number: A3242

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