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Exhibition: Asante Goldweights

Location

Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum,

Cromwell Road, London,
SW7 2RL

Dates

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 31st Oct 2021

This exhibition has finished.

Cost: Free of Charge

Description

A display of Asante treasures from Ghana, shedding light on 19th-century collecting and the British Empire.

Asante gold court regalia is richly symbolic of an economy centred on the gold trade. Small brass goldweights were shaped to express proverbs encouraging honesty, integrity and the need to leave a legacy of good deeds. This display highlights contested heritage: some items were taken by British troops when they raided the Asante capital, Kumasi, in 1874 in conflicts over gold-trading ports.


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Location

Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum,

Cromwell Road, London,
SW7 2RL

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