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Fanti Brass Spoon for Measuring Gold - PF.3525
Origin: Southern Ghana
Circa: 19 th Century AD to 20 th Century AD
Dimensions: 7.875" (20.0cm) high x 2" (5.1cm) wide
Collection: African
Medium: Brass

Location: United States
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The location of the Fanti tribe in Southern Ghana has led them to be exposed more than most other tribes through the centuries to distinct cultural influences from the Near East. Ghana is famous for having some of the world's richest gold mines, and throughout the past three centuries, their culture has become more and more gold-oriented. This charming brass spoon was instrumental in the sale and purchase of gold dust. It acted as a form of measurement. The energy of this figure comes across with such force that it summons our attention. The art from this area appeases our thirst for beauty and what lingers in our mind is awe and wonder at this beautiful, delicate creation. - (PF.3525)


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