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Akan Asante Terracotta Container in Two Parts Ghana Africa 91902

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+ Title - Akan Asante Terracotta Container in Two Parts Ghana Africa
+ Type of Object - Terracotta Container
+ Country of Origin - Ghana
+ People - Akan/Asante
+ Materials - clay
+ Other Dimensions - 7.75 inches H. x 5.5 inches W.
+ Overall Condition - Poor. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
+ Damage/Repair - chips in many places

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This terracotta container with a Janus head on top comes from the Asante. The Janus head recall the so-called "nsodia" heads placed in forest groves considered sacred. As stylized portraits, they represented the individual by the traits identified with them during their lifetime. For example, the normally reddish-brown color of the clay might have red or white lines added to the forehead to represent the individual's relationship to the mother's family.

This container could have been used in funerails or as a grave pottery. It comes in two separate parts the head and the container.

See examples in Schaedler's "EARTH AND ORE-2500 YEARS OF AFRICAN ART IN TERRACOTTA AND METAL."



SKU: 91902
PRODUCT DETAILS

+ Title - Akan Asante Terracotta Container in Two Parts Ghana Africa
+ Type of Object - Terracotta Container
+ Country of Origin - Ghana
+ People - Akan/Asante
+ Materials - clay
+ Other Dimensions - 7.75 inches H. x 5.5 inches W.
+ Overall Condition - Poor. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
+ Damage/Repair - chips in many places

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Additional Information:



This terracotta container with a Janus head on top comes from the Asante. The Janus head recall the so-called "nsodia" heads placed in forest groves considered sacred. As stylized portraits, they represented the individual by the traits identified with them during their lifetime. For example, the normally reddish-brown color of the clay might have red or white lines added to the forehead to represent the individual's relationship to the mother's family.

This container could have been used in funerails or as a grave pottery. It comes in two separate parts the head and the container.

See examples in Schaedler's "EARTH AND ORE-2500 YEARS OF AFRICAN ART IN TERRACOTTA AND METAL."



SKU: 91902

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Akan Asante Terracotta Container in Two Parts Ghana Africa 91902

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