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Pitt Rivers Museum: 1987.33.1 Copper alloy weight for weighing gold, in the shape of a pair of sandals

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posted on 2024-02-06, 15:11 authored by Louisa MinkinLouisa Minkin, Thomas AllisonThomas Allison

Photogrammetric model of Object number 1987.33.1

Chosen by Dr. Mark Seyram Amanyo-Xa and students from the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana and captured on a project visit to Pitt Rivers Museum in May 2023. Compiled and optimised for web by Thomas Allison. OBJ and GLB files.

From: Pitt Rivers Museum Object Catalogue

Copper alloy weight for weighing gold, in the shape of a pair sandals.

Geographical provenance: Ghana, Ashanti

Cultural group -> Akan Asante

Field collector: Phyllis Theodora Evans

Acquisition date Donated: 10/1987

Date / period Date made: Before 1987

Dimensions Length x Width 35 x 30 mm Weight 29 g

Material /technique Material: Brass Metal, Process: Lost Wax Cast

Funding

AHRC GCRF Imagining Futures Through Un/Archived Pasts: Open Call Phase II

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