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Rare and Very Fine Ornate Ashanti Cast Bronze Kuduo Pot. Lid. Funerary. Ghana. Africa.

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    The Asanti or Ashanti live in central Ghana in the rainforests of West Africa approximately 150 miles away from the coast. The Ashanti are a major ethnic group of the Akans (Ashanti and Fanti) in Ghana, formerly known as the Gold Coast. The Ashanti are best known… Continue reading

Wood, Brass and Copper African Royalty Mask, Ghana Africa

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Detail: This is a stunning mask. The mask – from Ghana – is a tribute to the queen mothers who make certain women in their communities are treated well. Tribal markings adorn the wide forehead and the cheeks are in brass and copper. Highly polished in Sese wood. Circa late-1900’s.… Continue reading

Baule Brass Mask, Côte d’Ivoire Africa

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This is an older brass mask from the Baule tribe on the border of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. This was made from a lost wax cast of a copper alloy mask and are said to represent the heads of defeated enemies. Small pieces often get lost (or broken off) as… Continue reading
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