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Container "Forowa" - Asante - Gold Coast (Ghana)
Ethnic group
Asante/Akan
Origin
Gold Coast (Ghana)
Age
probably 19th century
Provenance
Private collection - Northern Germany
Material
Brass alloy
Size
H: 6 cm D: 11 cm
Description
Very finely worked "Forowa" container from the Asante, made of thin sheet brass. They were used to store shea butter, a versatile vegetable fat that also acts as a cosmetic. At ceremonies, gold dust was added and jewelry was applied as a full-body jewelry.
Source - Exhibition catalogue - Gold in der Kunst Westafrikas
Helvetisches Goldmuseum, Schloss Burgdorf, 18 October 2009 to 18 April 2010
Galerie Walu, Zürich, 22 May to 26 June 2010
page 52
Price:   200,00 EUR
Catalogue No.:  21-167
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