Seller: yeoldebadgershoppe (176) 100%, Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, Ships to: US, Item: 162641870259 Details: A really nice Akan "figural" goldweight, depicting a woman carrying a pot of water on her head! Made of brass or bronze, nearly six inches tall, and weighs 177 grams. According to Tom Phillips in his book African Goldweights: Miniature Sculptures from Ghana, 1400-1900, the figural style of Akan goldweights were often sculpted to illustrate Akan proverbs; hence, these weights are known as "proverb weights" or "proverb stones." Most figural weights were crafted after 1900, and are still crafted by artists in Ghana today.A great addition to your collection! All purchases benefit the Unicorn Children's Foundation ~ "The key to unlocking potential!" Payment for auctions is expected within five days of end of auction. I do my best to price all items fairly, and will never inflate shipping charges to squeeze extra money out of a sale...I will gladly combine shipping for multiple purchases, and will hold items and ship together for purchases on different days (up to 14 days) if asked to do so... I strive to describe each item accurately and completely, and to provide enough pictures to accurately depict each item. Please read the item description and view all pictures carefully! Feel free to contact me with any questions before bidding or purchasing, and please contact me after receiving your item if there are any issues! I will make every effort to ensure a satisfactory shopping experience...My philosophy is the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." My deep and sincere thanks for your patronage and support!