Crocodile gold weight, 17th or 19th century

  • Akan, African

Brass

  • Overall: 1/8 × 7/8 × 2 3/4 inches (0.3 × 2.2 × 7 cm)

Gift of Douglas H. Mayhew and Roberto J. Caballero in memory of Catherine Baker Mayhew

2014.702

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Lost-wax process
  • Brass (alloy)
  • Weight (scale component)
  • Akan
  • Ghana
  • Lizard

Douglas H. Mayhew and Roberto J. Caballero (New York, New York, USA)

2014-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Quarcoopome, Nii. “The Akan Gold Weights Collection at the DIA.” Bulletin of the DIA 91, 1/4 (2017): p. 21 (fig. 1.14).

Akan, African, Crocodile gold weight, 17th or 19th century, brass. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Douglas H. Mayhew and Roberto J. Caballero in memory of Catherine Baker Mayhew, 2014.702.