West-African Akan Clay Pot #1213

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Asante/Ashanti peoples gave expression to their beliefs about death and the afterlife through the medium of terracotta and clay. From the second half of the sixteenth century, two traditions of terracotta sculpture produced by Akan women played a role in funeral ceremony that memorialize the dead. Burial sites of people were marked by relief decorated terracotta vessels specially made as gifts to the deceased.These pots and dishes were not designed to hold food, although it is possible that in some cases they were used in the final meal that marked the end of the funeral ceremony.
Provenance: Private collection. F.d.G in NL / Tribal Art Treasures


  • Origin: Ghana, Africa
  • Excellent condition
  • Ethnic group: Akan/Ashanti
  • Materials: Terracotta
  • Weight: 635 grams
  • Dimensions: 21 x 12.5 cm
  • Amount (in stock): 1
  • Damage: None

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