Gold Weight, 17th or 19th century

  • Akan, African

Brass

  • Framed: Overall: 1 × 1 1/2 × 1/2 inches (2.5 × 3.8 × 1.3 cm)

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

2014.1037

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

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

Provenance

Douglas H. Mayhew and Roberto J. Caballero (New York, New York, USA); 2014-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Quarcoopome, Nii. “The Akan Gold Weights Collection at the DIA.” Bulletin of the DIA 91, 1/4 (2017): p. 19 (fig. 1.9).

Rights Status

Akan, African, 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, 2014.1037.