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Ashanti or Fante - Ghana
Clay
18 x 13 x 19cm
£650
  • Han22/06/20  (lot 219) pa110
Ashanti or Fante - Ghana
Clay
18 x 13 x 19cm
£650

ASHANTE

£850.00

Ashanti or Fante – Ghana
Pigmented terracotta
18 x 13 x 19cm

Product Description

Ashanti or Fante – Ghana
Pigmented teracotta
18 x 13 x 19cm

The Ashanti (Asante) region of southern Ghana is a remnant of the Ashanti Empire, which was founded in 1670.  The Ashanti live in the Ashanti Region, specifically in the capital of Kumasi, and, due to the Atlantic slave trade, a known diaspora of Ashanti exists in the Caribbean, particularly in Jamaica.

The art of Ashanti can be classified into two main groups: metalwork and woodcarvings. Fertility and children are the most frequent themes in the sculptures of the Asante.