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African goldweights : miniature sculptures from Ghana 1400-1900

Author: Tom Phillips
Publisher: London : Edition Hansjorg Mayer ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Thames & Hudson, 2010.
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"Over 600 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 five hundred chosen for their artistry and interest, accompanied by a full descriptive text about their history, styles, and mode of manufacture."--Book flap.
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Genre/Form: Bildband
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Phillips, Tom, 1937-
African goldweights.
London : Edition Hansjorg Mayer ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Thames & Hudson, 2010
(OCoLC)741467303
Named Person: Tom Phillips; Tom Phillips
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Phillips
ISBN: 9780500976968 0500976961
OCLC Number: 457165260
Description: 187 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 x 26 cm
Responsibility: Tom Phillips.

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Over 600 years ago, the Akan started to make brass weights for weighing gold dust, the currency of their region in Ghana and the Ivory Coast. Eventually they produced the most complete three  Read more...

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A significant trove of whimsical and artistic miniature sculptures. Of interest to most collectors, this book will especially delight aficionados of African art and folk art.

 
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