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Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.433

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

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Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.434

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.435/1997_1.435.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.435

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.436/1997_1.436.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.436

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.437/1997_1.437.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.437

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.438/1997_1.438.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.438

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.439/1997_1.439.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.439

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.441/1997_1.441.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.441

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.442/1997_1.442.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.442

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.443/1997_1.443.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.443

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.444/1997_1.444.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.444

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.445/1997_1.445.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.445

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.454/1997_1.454.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.454

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.455/1997_1.455.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.455

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.456/1997_1.456.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.456

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.457/1997_1.457.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.457

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.458/1997_1.458.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.458

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.460/1997_1.460.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.460

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.461

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.463

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.464

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.466

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.467

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.470/1997_1.470.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.470

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.471/1997_1.471.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.471

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.474/1997_1.474.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.474

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.475/1997_1.475.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.475

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.476/1997_1.476.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.476

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.481/1997_1.481.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

20th century

20th century

1997/1.481

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.482/1997_1.482.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.482

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.483/1997_1.483.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.483

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.488/1997_1.488.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.488

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.489/1997_1.489.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.489

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.492/1997_1.492.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.492

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.494/1997_1.494.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.494

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.495/1997_1.495.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.495

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.497/1997_1.497.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.497

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.498/1997_1.498.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.498

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.499/1997_1.499.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.499

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.512/1997_1.512.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Gold weight in the shape of two crocodiles, crossed over one another, sharing a square-shaped stomach extending from the animals' heads to their pointed tails, with front and hind legs attached separately.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.512

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-2000-sl-2.105/2000_2.105.JPG-2

Head

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

late 19th - early 20th century

circa 1890-1920

2000/2.105

terracotta

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-2000-sl-2.119/2000_2_119.JPG

Bowl

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

mid 20th century

mid 20th century

2000/2.119

terracotta

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Container (kuduo)

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Brass container cast in a rounded bowl form, similar to Akan ceramic vessels. A small circle near the container's lip would have served as an attachment point for a hinged lid. The container is cast with designs on the body.

2003/2.33

brass

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Head

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

2003/2.50

terracotta

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Head

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

2003/2.51

terracotta

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Head

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

2003/2.52

terracotta

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Head

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

2003/2.53

terracotta

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Ewe Standing Female Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

2005/1.258

wood

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.123b/1998_1_123AB.JPG

Pot with Lid

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Ashanti

19th century

19th century

1998/1.123B

bronze

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.356/1997_1.356.JPG

Royal Seat

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Ashanti

20th century

20th century

1997/1.356

carved wood

rank 5.35637

Africa (continent)