Two Bronze Mudfish Goldweights - Ashanti People, Ghana - Sold
Two Bronze Mudfish Goldweights - Ashanti People, Ghana - Sold
Two Bronze Mudfish Goldweights - Ashanti People, Ghana - Sold 1
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Two Bronze Mudfish Goldweights - Ashanti People, Ghana - Sold

The mudfish is an important symbol and has the ability to burrow into the mud at the bottom of the river as it loses water during the dry season. There he remains in a kind of hibernation until the rain comes down and fills the river with water again. Because of this ability, the fish is a symbol for eternal life.
The Akan speaking people, like the Ashanti, used the lost-wax technique to create brass-cast weights for economic transactions involving gold.
The goldweight may evoke the following saying: “If the catfish [mudfish] in the stream grows fat, it does so to the benefit of the crocodile,” which means the master always stands to benefit from the servant’s prosperity.

Each one measures 3" in height x 2 1/2" wide and just over 1/2" thick/depth.
Price is for both of them.

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