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.
- Made in: Ghana
- Found/Acquired: Ghana
- Height: 7 centimetres
- Width: 3.8 centimetres
- Depth: 4.8 centimetres
- Weight: 201.66 grammes
2012 March, London, BM, Money Gallery
Fair; chair bent around foot-rail, broken on lower right side and at back.
Collection listed twice in Ethno. Temporary Register 1861-1921, as 77,12-28 and 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.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
- 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.
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Object reference number: EAF12324
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