Asante boxes for gold dust

Gold was central to the Asante economy of West Africa and commercial transactions used gold or gold dust. Brass boxes were used for storing gold dust, and great care was taken not to lose any of the fine powder. These brass boxes are 59, 44 and 53 mm long.

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Accession reference: Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives, Ea9340/9342/10029

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