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African Art

Weight for Measuring Gold (Mrammuo)

1500–1720

Brass

9/16 × 1 × 1in. (1.5 × 2.5 × 2.6 cm)
Gift of Labelle Prussin, Ph.D. 1973
2004.97.38
Geography: 
Guinea Coast, Ghana
Culture: 
Akan
Period: 
16th–18th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Labelle Prussin Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2004,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2005): 140.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.