Weights (5)

Weights (5)

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Five small brass weights with geometric patterns. Bruno Kisch, who bough these in Paris for the National Museum of History and Technology, believed them to be Ashanti. We now think they were made in Paris, for use in West Africa.
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United States: New Jersey
base weight 4: 7/16 in x 11/16 in; 1.11125 cm x 1.74625 cm
weight 3: 3/8 in x 1/2 in x 7/16 in;.9525 cm x 1.27 cm x 1.11125 cm
weight 5: 1/4 in;.635 cm
weight 2: 1/2 in x 5/16 in x 1/4 in; 1.27 cm x.79375 cm x.635 cm
weight 4: 5/16 in;.79375 cm
weight 1: 1 1/8 in x 7/8 in x 3/16 in; 2.8575 cm x 2.2225 cm x.47625 cm
overall: museum housing: 1/2 in x 3 in x 4 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 7.62 cm x 12.3825 cm
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Gift of Dr. Bruno Kisch
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National Museum of American History
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