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African Antique Cast Bronze Akan Ashanti Gold Weight - An Owl

African Antique Cast Bronze Akan Ashanti Gold Weight - An Owl Sculptures & Statues photo   Category : Ethnographic > African > Sculptures & Statues
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Uploaded by prichello on Mar 9, 2017
        
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Category : Ethnographic > African > Sculptures & StatuesItem Id: 183533
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Fine Ashanti Antique (circa late 1800s), Cast Bronze Gold weight
This is a rare, museum quality authentic artifact (circa late 1800s) in a shape of an owl
The weight itself is made of bronze or brass, which was obtained through trade in European imports from the late 15th century onwards
They were already in use when the Portuguese arrived in the late 15th century, where observers remarked on the use of gold for personal adornment
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