Art of goldweights

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There are very few books written on African Goldweights; this is the latest and the only one readily available and at a reasonable price from Amazon. Tom Phillips is a collector and expert on African Tribal Art (also an artist, Google him for details).

He has an incredible personal collection of goldweights, used as the basis for this book/5(13). Margaret Webster Plass, an authority on African art and the owner of a large and outstanding collection of goldweights, has supplied a description of each illustration, as well as a commentary which treates the historical background of Ashanti society, including the Ashanti wars waged by Britain, and describes the process of goldweight.

The Heart of Gold Paperweight makes an extraordinary addition to any art glass collection--and a truly breathtaking pronouncement of one's love and affection.

With its heart suspended in rich, amber tones--and what must certainly be fairy dust highlights glistening throughout.

Perfect for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, or any proclamation of. Art / African BISAC Subject 5 Art / African BIC Classification 1 Decorative arts Library Subject 1 Goldweights, Akan.

Library Subject 2 Brasswork; Ghana. Library Subject 3 Goldgewicht.; swd Dewey Classification /2Category: Books. Ashanti Goldweights and Senufo Bronzes: Collection of Mr.

and Mrs. Eric de Kolb [Lauck, C.S.C. Rev. Anthony J.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Ashanti Goldweights and Senufo Bronzes: Collection of Mr. and Mrs.

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Eric de KolbAuthor: C.S.C. Rev. Anthony J. Lauck. From the Art Collection of the High Museum: "17 Goldweights" (Brass) by Unidentified Artist. This richly illustrated book celebrates the art of the miniature, but also looks beyond it at the many aspects of "small worlds"--in particular, their capacity to evoke responses that far exceed their physical dimensions.

Author John Mack explores the talismanic, religious, or magical properties with which miniatures are often imbued. There are very few books written on African Goldweights; this is the latest and the only one readily available and at a reasonable price from Amazon.

Tom Phillips is a collector and expert on African Tribal Art (also an artist, Google him for details). He has an incredible personal collection of goldweights, used as the basis for this s: Description.

Crab claws and peanuts cast from life, tiny representations of a crocodile, a royal sword, an ivory trumpet, and other diverse forms ranging in style from geometric to representational appear in this set of goldweights—brass castings used as counterbalances for weighing gold and gold dust. Tom Phillips is a collector and expert on African Tribal Art (also an artist, Google him for details).

He has an incredible personal collection of goldweights, used as the basis for this book. The book contains excellent-and many times full size- photographs of both geometric and figurative goldweights, with explanations of what the reader is.

Akan Goldweights As an essential part of an exchange sys­ tem in an aggressive trading economy, gold- weights were the most abundant form of Afri­ can art. Probably some four million of these mostly brass miniatures were cast between the 14th and end of the 19th centuries by Akan speaking groups living along the coastal rain forest of West.

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Over years ago the Akan began making brass weights for measuring g. Get this from a library. African goldweights: miniature sculptures from Ghana [Tom Phillips] -- "Over years ago the Akan started to make brass weights for weighing gold dust, the currency of their region of Ghana and the Ivory Coast Tom Phillips presents a selection of more than.

Akan goldweights: | |Akan goldweights|, (locally known as |mrammou|), are weights made of brass used as a mea World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive collection ever assembled.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Ashanti Goldweights, 3 Books, African Art Miniatures, Ghana, Ivory Coast at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products!End date: Documenting this important collection of Ashanti goldweights.

The text is in German and English, an excellent copy of the first edition in the publisher's yellow wrappers, We have been selling antiquarian books on Africa, Oceania, archaeology, anthropology, travel and the ancient world for over forty years.

You'll find information about the African gold trade, and the production, design, and symbolism of goldweights.

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Books about 19th and 20th century Africa The Carlos Museum Bookshop features lists of useful books about Africa for students. - Explore Shosh Rosen's board "Gold weights -Africa" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Africa, Gold, African art pins. Early geometric Asante goldweights, usually taking the shape of a square, rectangle, or polygon, began to be made according to the Portuguese ounce-based weight system after This was in contrast to earlier goldweights that used an Islamic weight system, based on a measure called mithqal (Arabic for "unit of weight"), which the Akan peoples used in order to effectively engage in trade.

Item Details. A bilingual edition set of L’univers Akan Des Poids a Peser L’or: The Akan World of Gold Weights, by G. two hardcover volumes have color and black and white photographs throughout, with French and English captions.

Africa: The Art of A Continent, the catalog of the Royal Academy exhibition edited by Tom Phillips (Prestel, ); Africa:The Art of a Continent: One Hundred Works of Power and Beauty (Guggenheim Museum/Abrams, ).

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See more ideas about Ashanti, African, Cast bronze pins. Four Akan Figurative Goldweights, a standing man, ht. 1 3/4; a man blowing a war horn, ht. 1 5/8; a man touching his stomach, ht.

1; and a drummer seated on a stool, ht. 1 3/4 in. Provenance: Newman Collection, New Jersey; all except the standing man purchased from J.J. Klejman, New York, Exhibitions: Asante Goldweights, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey, February-April   African Goldweights by Tom Phillips,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Of interest to most collectors, this book will especially delight aficionados of African art and folk art.

show more. African Miniatures: Goldweights of the Ashanti. Plass, Margaret Webster. Facing the Mask. Herreman, Frank.

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Chokwe and their Bantu Neighbours. de Areia, Manuel Laranjeira Rodrigues. African art. CMG Books and Art. 6 items. African-Art. D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB) 8 items. West Africa. Ethnographic Arts Publications. 13 items. Buy African Goldweights: Miniature Sculptures from Ghana by Tom Phillips online at Alibris.

We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at. Shop now. Goldweights represent a functional purpose for little metal masterpieces. In commerce, goldweights were used as references and weights for scales.

Abstract shapes and examples from every corner of the animal kingdom: crocodiles, fish, birds, antelope, lions and many more.

The earliest goldweights were made of stone, copper, iron, or basalt. As the trans-Saharan trade routes became more established, the Akan learned the technique of brass casting from their North African trading partners, which allowed them to create figurative goldweights, such as this ruler seated on a ceremonial chair.

These utilitarian objects gained significance because their imagery often. A mixed lot of gold weights in bronze/brass.

Country of origin - probably Akan - Ghana, West Africa - approx. period 19th century or earlier. SET 2 58 pieces in total. In various designs and sizes/weight, see photos.

These objects came from the collection of Manfred A. Zirngibl, Passau, Germany, the famous author of a book on African weapons. Insured shipping.Inappropriate The list (including its title or description) facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow Goodreads member or author.

Spam or Self-Promotional The list is spam or self-promotional. Incorrect Book The list contains an incorrect book (please specify the title of the book). Details *. Another work of African sculpture is the Akan Goldweights, made around AD in West Africa. These are sculptures that were used as weights to measure how much gold someone was trading.

Each sculpture had a different weight, so if someone had found some gold and wanted to trade it in, they would use different weights to figure out how much.