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ID number:  BIRRC-D0222.3
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  Goldweight
Object type:  Metalwork
Place made:  Africa: Ghana
Culture:  Asante
Materials:  Cast brass
Measurements:  (3) 0.6 x 1.5 x 2 cm
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This object is an Ashanti goldweight, or 'sika abrammoo'. Geometric type

(3) Smaller rectangular weight. Decoration includes the double spiral, symbol of creation.
Sister Evelyn Bellamy was a Methodist Missionary in Ghana and between 1914 and 1943 was headmistress of Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast. The Danford Collection is home to a large number of objects presented by Sister Evelyn Bellamy.

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