DescriptionAn Akan Carved Wood Stool
An Akan stool of classical form, likely Ashanti. The concave seat above a rounded support with openwork strut and flat bottom. Fine detail throughout and excellent patina indicative of extensive traditional use.
Such stools were used by many Akan speaking peoples to denote status and prestige in public displays. They were sometimes enshrined after the death of the owner.
Length: 16 inches
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