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African Art

Weight for Measuring Gold (Mrammuo) Depicting a Starfish

16th–19th century

Brass

1/2 × 3/4 × 3/4 in. (1.27 × 1.91 × 1.91 cm)
Bequest of Erika and Thomas Leland Hughes, B.A. 1945, LL.B. 1949
2014.121.50
Geography: 
Geography Ghana
Geography Côte d’Ivoire
Culture: 
Akan
Period: 
16th–19th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Gift of Mrs. Erika Hughes to Yale University Art Gallery in 2014

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

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.