Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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balance for gold dust
  • Asante peoples
  • balance for gold dust, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Ghana
  • brass, string
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 23.5 x 15 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, Cabinet E3
  • 2007.3391.01
Label Text

The small scale has two shallow round pans, each suspended from one end of a rod with black string. The rod has a loop of string in the center.