Lot 158: A fine Ashanti shrine pot

A fine Ashanti shrine pot, Ashanti; Ghana

A fine Ashanti 'Abusua Kuruwa' shrine pot in largely pristine condition; the pot with three figures depicted emerging from the pot from the waist up, and ringing the pot with their outstretched arms holding the rim, rope-like design about the wasted globular center, the lid with a finely rendered male head. Overall blackened and polished surface over burnished reddish clay. Lovely and difficult to find an old and used example in good condition. H. 14"

Property of a New England Private collector

A New York Private collection of African pottery

Estimate: $900 - $1,200

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