Weighing pan in the shape of a musician. Akan, Ghana. Bronze alloy. Period: 1930/1950. H 15 cm
The gold weigher was distinct from the other merchants who served as intermediaries between the gold producers and the buyers. The figurative weights were also used as a support to elaborate stories, transmit knowledge...
Collection M De Staercke, BXL.
Collection of Dr Smits, Belgium.
A certificate of M Humblet accompanies this work.