Asante Throne, Ghana
Lot 156W
Ashanti (Asante) Throne, Ghana
US$ 15,000 - 20,000
€11,000 - 14,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
Ashanti (Asante) Throne, Ghana
height 23 3/4in (60.3cm); width 28 3/4in (73cm)
Wood, pigments

The broad U-shaped seat is supported by a leopard, the spots delineated with incised circles, holding a turtle in his mouth.

"Among the most important art forms in Africa, stools are significant for the variety of things that they connote, including status, power, succession of chiefs and kings, and communicate with the ancestors" (Robbins & Nooter, 2004: p 540)
  1. Fredric Backlar
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