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CROWNOVER, DAVID; COMPILER. - The Art of Goldweights: Words, Form, Meaning.

Title: The Art of Goldweights: Words, Form, Meaning.
Description: Philadelphia, PA: The University Museum/The Anko Foundation, 1977. 1977. - Small quarto [approximately 8 inches square], softcover bound in pictorial black wrappers. The binding is lightly rubbed. The top corner of the front wrap is creased & there is a crease to the rear wrap. 68 pages plus colophon. Numerous full-page illustrations of brass goldweights photographed against a black background by William Kohler. Good.

The Akan people of Ghana and the Ivory Coast shared a similar cultural heritage. Asante, the dominant Akan state emerged after 1700 and firmly ruled the Asante nation through its efficient military organization. The opulence of Asante gold amazed European nineteenth-century visitors and gold dust served as a currency in everyday transactions. The goldweights, commonly made of brass, were used to weigh the dust. Good .

Keywords: ART; AFRICAN ART; TRADE; CURRENCY; GOLD DUST; ASANTE GOLDWEIGHTS; AKAN PEOPLE; GHANA; IVORY COAST; AKAN STATE; THE ART OF GOLDWEIGHTS: WORDS, FORM, MEANING; DAVID CROWNOVER, COMPILER; UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA ART MUSEUM; ILLUSTRATIONS; WILLIAM KOHLER, P

Price: US$ 10.00 Seller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.
- Book number: 35537

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