This special Kudou container was designed and constructed by the Akan People of the Republic of Ghana. Its lid depicts the scene of a male, cultural elder – possibly a chief – sitting comfortably chaired underneath a sun umbrella. It also features cast, oval ladders for handles on either side and a double set of circular rings at its base. Objects such as these, with its elaborate lid design lid and base ornamentation, were typically affordable only by wealthy merchants and chiefs.
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