Asante Kuduo 1528


Asante Kuduo

Asante Kuduo Vessel


Tribe: Asante
Country: Ghana
Material: Metal
Size: 10" (25.5 cm)
Status: SOLD - Private Collection - New Mexico, USA 

The Asante developed remarkably diverse kuduo containers cast of copper alloys. Kuduo were used in many ways. They held gold dust and other valuables, but could also be found in important political and ritual contexts. Some kuduo were buried with their owners, while others were kept in the palace shrine rooms that housed the ancestral stools of deceased state leaders. Life and the afterlife, the present and the past, were enhanced and made more meaningful by the presence of these elegant prestige vessels.