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Curled handled spoon gold weight, 17th or 19th century

  • Akan, African

Brass

  • Overall (length): 5 1/8 inches (13 cm)

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

2014.107

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Stripes
  • Geometric patterns
  • Lost-wax process
  • Brass (alloy)
  • Spoon
  • Weight (scale component)
  • Akan
  • Ghana

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

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

Akan, African, Curled handled spoon 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, 2014.107.