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Three Akan Goldweights

Auction:
3099B
Lot:
116
Sold for:
$185$150

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3099B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Three Akan Goldweights, brass, antelopes with tubular bodies and long horns that touch the tail, ht. 1 to 1 1/2 in.

Provenance: Newman Collection, New Jersey; two purchased from J.J. Klejman, New York, October 1968; the larger of the three from Sotheby's, New York, May 14, 1981, Lot 194.

Exhibitions: Asante Goldweights, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey, February-April 1988.
Estimate $300-500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Africa, African art, Akan goldweights, Akan people, Brass, Montclair, Montclair, New Jersey, New Jersey, Walnut Street station, West Africa

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