Vintage Pangolin


Vintage circa mid 20th century African bronze or brass casting sculpture of a pangolin (we believe) which is an endangered animal that are often called “scaly anteaters” and are covered in tough, overlapping scales. They have an incredibly long sticky tongue and are able to quickly roll themselves up into a tight ball when they feel threatened. Very well made! As this item is in vintage condition, it may show signs of age and use. Size measures 4" x 1" x 1".

Ashanti gold weights are also named Mbramoo and this may be an example of an Ashanti gold weight, used in the measuring of gold and gold dust.