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Lost-wax bronze casting, 206 grams (approx. 7.3 ounces), 9 cm tall, not dated. A striking figure of a seated man holding some sort of object. Most probably from the tourist trade, representative of a goldweight. Goldweights, called mrammuo, were used by the Ashanti of southern Ghana to weigh gold dust from as early as 1470.1 Over the years the simple weights became more and more elaborate with small sculptures of people, animals, warriors, royalty, even erotic themes.