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Asante gold dust box
Asante gold dust box
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Asante gold dust box
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Asante gold dust box "abampourouna" - Gold Coast (Ghana)
Ethnic group
Asante/Akan
Origin
Gold Coast (Ghana)
Age
probably 19th century
Provenance
Private collection - Northern Germany
Material
Metal alloy
Size
H: 2,5 cm L: 6 cm B: 3,5 cm
Description
Gold dust container "abampourouna" used by the Akan in Ghana and other parts of West Africa. They were used to hold gold dust that was used in daily transactions before coins and money replaced them.

Lit.: African Goldweights - Miniature Sculptures from Ghana 1400-1900 - page 26

Price:   0,00 EUR
Catalogue No.:  21-331
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