Box | The British Museum – Africa Collection

The British Museum – Africa Collection

Object Type

box, gold-dust-box

Related objects

Museum number

Af1993,02.396

Description

Lost wax casting, in brass, in the form of a box (for gold-dust?) with decorated lid.

Production ethnic group

Made by: Akan

Production date

18thC-20thC

Production place

Made in: Ghana

Africa: sub-Saharan Africa: Ghana

Findspot

Found/Acquired: Ghana

Africa: sub-Saharan Africa: Ghana

Materials

brass

Technique

lost-wax cast

Dimensions

Height: 2.80 centimetres (a+b)

Height: 2.30 centimetres (a)

Height: 0.90 centimetres (b)

Width: 3.60 centimetres (a)

Width: 3.50 centimetres (b)

Depth: 3.30 centimetres (a)

Depth: 3.50 centimetres (b)

Location

Not on display

Condition

Good.

Acquisition name

Bequeathed by: William Buller Fagg

Acquisition date

1993

Acquisition notes

see Eth.Doc.121.

Department

Africa, Oceania and the Americas

Registration number

Af1993,02.396

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