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    Description

    Akan (Ghana)
    Sheet brass container, forowa
    brass
    Height: 8 ¾ inches Dia.: 6 ¾ inches

    A cylindrical canister is mounted on a cylindrical base of slightly lesser diameter, with an overlapping domical lid. All surfaces are embossed with precisely zoned geometrical or representational designs in very low relief, and the base features a circumferential series of squares made up of four open triangular shapes. Representational motifs include a pair of chief's sandals, a sankofa bird (with backward facing head), lock and key, knives, and a heart. The container itself, used for the cosmetic shea butter, has alternating panels of geometric patterning and figural representations.

    There are several small dents in the metal and some greenish patina.

    Provenance: H. Bruce Greene II and family, Naples, Florida



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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