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Ashanti goldweight

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Ashanti goldweight
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Description
This big Ashanti bronze figure is quite rare, compared to the more commonplace smaller figures. It represents a hunter with his gun and smoking a pipe while holding some wood on his head. Like most gold-weights it probably represents a proverb. There is an entire language of mottoes proverbs and historical events depicted in these miniature works of art. These gold-weights were of a specific weight and were used to weigh gold dust. Provenance: Bob Germ collection in Hoboken-Belgium H= 9cm
Condition
Good condition
Dimensions
8.9 x 4 x 4 cm
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Ashanti goldweight

Estimate €800 - €1,500
Sep 22, 2019
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Starting Price €400
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David Norden Fine African Arts
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0049: Ashanti goldweight
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Est. €800 - €1,500Starting Price €400
Living African Art Treasures By David Norden
Sep 22, 2019 2:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0049 Details
Description
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This big Ashanti bronze figure is quite rare, compared to the more commonplace smaller figures. It represents a hunter with his gun and smoking a pipe while holding some wood on his head. Like most gold-weights it probably represents a proverb. There is an entire language of mottoes proverbs and historical events depicted in these miniature works of art. These gold-weights were of a specific weight and were used to weigh gold dust. Provenance: Bob Germ collection in Hoboken-Belgium H= 9cm
Condition
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Good condition
Dimensions
8.9 x 4 x 4 cm
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David Norden Fine African Arts
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Antwerp, 2000
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