DescriptionA Ghana Carved Wood and Brass Stool
A fine stool, likely Fante, in the form of a caryatid leopard with roundels upon its back supporting the concave seat with the whole covered in sheet brass and the top depicting warriors and animals inside a geometric border. The whole on an integral base with bosses and small raised designs.
Brass covered stools were owned by high status individuals who were allowed to use them in public displays. The martial features of the incised figures on the top may have alluded to actual exploits of the owner.
Length: 21 inches
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800.
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