AN UNUSUAL ANIMAL 19THC GOLD WEIGHT FROM THE AKAN REGION W AFRICA( No 2983 )

An antique 19thC gold measuring weight from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast in the form of an animal. Figurative weights are a lot rarer than the geometric. Made of lost wax technique bronze with an aged patina with some wear. In good condition.. Wear commensurate with tribal use. One leg has been shortened, for weighing purposes. Does not stand up unassisted. We guarantee that this item has been tribally used. width 3cm approx

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