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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af1878,1228.2

  • Description

    A lost wax cast representational gold-weight, in brass, of a male figure, with a pony-tail wearing a neckerchief and a bi-corn hat, seated on a round-backed triangular chair, shown in the act of raising his hat in salutation with his right hand. The European-style chair has coiled terminals, a slated back and a foot rail.

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  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 18thC-20thC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 7 centimetres
    • Width: 3.8 centimetres
    • Depth: 4.8 centimetres
    • Weight: 201.66 grammes
  • Bibliography

    • Sheales 2014 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G68/12/3

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2012 March, London, BM, Money Gallery

  • Condition

    Fair; chair bent around foot-rail, broken on lower right side and at back.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1878

  • Acquisition notes

    Collection listed twice in Ethno. Temporary Register 1861-1921, as [18]77,12-28 and [18]78,12-28. Objects found marked "78,12-28" and this collection number takes precedence. British and Medieval Dept. Donations Book to be checked; (collection is apparently not listed in any formal Register.) (AMD,7/1996). This piece is unmarked but matches description and weight noted on list found in GWD1c for 1878,1228.2. (JMH,9/1996). See AOA Christy Correspondence: Letter from Capt. Burgess, Royal United Services Institution to A W Franks, 9 December 1878, offering 'small copper figures from the Gold Coast' offered by Major Sidney Parry but outside the scope of the RUSI.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af1878,1228.2

  • Additional IDs

    • Af1877,1228 (alternative Temporary Register collection entry; cancelled)
Gold-weight made of brass. Bearded male figure seated on high-backed chair, holding sword in right hand and small shield in left. Chair embellished with studs, large flat disc terminals on back-rest uprights.

Gold-weight made of brass. Bearded male figure seated on high-backed chair, holding sword in right hand and small shield in left. Chair embellished with studs, large flat disc terminals on back-rest uprights.

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