AN INCREDIBLE 19THC AKAN FISH GOLD WEIGHT ( No 2561 )

This is an amazing gold measuring weight In the form of a catfish which is a motif on the west african CFA currency Dates from at least the 19thC. Superior level of detail throughout, including a uniquely shaped and decorated head which almost looks like a mask. Made of lost wax technique bronze with a mottled aged patina, including vert de gris. A highly individual and stylised example. In good condition.. In good condition. We guarantee that this item has been tribally used. Length 5cm approx

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