Simple beam scales were used for weighing gold dust. Skill was required to use them, as one had to be wary of the wind and human tampering.
Two round sheet brass pans and copper alloy crossbar attached with three pieces of string on each pan.
Mr. and Mrs. Eric de Kolb, New York, before 1970
Bevill Bressler & Schulman, Newark, New Jersey, -- to 1975
Slavery and Freedom, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., September 24, 2016 (ongoing)
The World Moves, We Follow: Celebrating African Art, Frank H. McClung Museum, Knoxville, January 10-May 18, 2003
African Emblems of Status, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., October 29, 1982-April 3, 1983
Dewey, William J. 2003. The World Moves, We Follow: Celebrating African Art. Knoxville: Frank H. McClung Museum, The University of Tennessee, pp. 24-25, no. 18.