Beauty and Function: Gold Weights of the Akan overview photo

Beauty and Function: Gold Weights of the Akan

  • Type:Temporary
  • Gallery:Whitten Featured Object Case

(date) 9/19/2017–12/31/2017

Gold weights made by the Akan people of Ghana and the Cote d’Ivoire served two purposes: as functional weights for the gold dust used as currency and as a point of artistic pride. This display contains a wide range of original and reproduction gold weights along with tools used to measure and store gold dust.