An Akan Kuduo vessel, surmounted by a headstake with bulging slit-eye and a mouth in the same manner; oxidised reddish to greenish patina, small hole. pierced throug on the forehead of the head.
Ornate, cast brass vessels known as kuduo were the possessions of kings and courtiers in the Akan kingdoms. Gold dust and nuggets were kept in kuduo, as were other items of personal value and significance. As receptacles for their owners' kra, or life force, they were prominent features of ceremonies designed to honor and protect that individual. At the time of his death, a person's kuduo was filled with gold and other offerings and included in an assembly of items left at the burial site.
Source: Metropolitan Museum, NY,
TL Analysis 250 Jahre + / - 26,5 % by Kotalla
2.400 - 2.800.- Euro
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