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Ashanti Bronze Kuduo Container ~ Allan Stone Collection

lot 0076
Estimate $800 - $1,500
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Lot 0076
This is a very fine Old Bronze Kuduo container from the Ashanti peoples of Ghana, Africa. Cast bronze with a detailed scene on the lid of the coronation of the Chief. Ornate, cast brass vessels known as kuduo were the possessions of kings and courtiers in the Akan kingdoms. Gold dust and nuggets were kept in kuduo, as were other items of personal value and significance. As receptacles for their owners' kra, or life force, they were prominent features of ceremonies designed to honor and protect that individual. This example with lid has a weathered surface suggesting age and wear over time. The container measures 10 x 6.5 inches. Provenance :Allan Stone Collection,NY , The Dr Brian Healy estate, NY.

Condition

Good, weathered

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