The Akan are known for distinctive artefacts made from both cast and sheet brass, including vessels, implements, and gold weights. This late nineteenth century lidded container called 'kuduo' displays a distinctive form, with an open-work basal stand. The flat lid of the container fits inside the vessel rim, and features a small rope-twist handle. Encircling a central pinwheel-like design at the centre of the lid are finely chased metal decorations in bands of geometric motifs.
Estimated Period: Early 20th Century
Christoper R. DeCorse, 'Brass Working and Mforowa Manufacture among the Akan of Coastal Ghana during the 17th–20th Centuries', Afrique Archéologie Arts, p. 20
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