Pyramid gold weight, 17th or 19th century

  • Akan, African

Brass

  • Framed: Overall: 1/2 × 1/2 × 5/8 inches (1.3 × 1.3 × 1.6 cm)

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

2014.243

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Lost-wax process
  • Brass (alloy)
  • Pyramid (geometric figure)
  • 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)

Rights Status

Akan, African, Pyramid 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, 2014.243.