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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
Materials: Cast brass
Measurements: (3) 0.6 x 1.5 x 2 cm
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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