Photographs © Tim Hamill
CEREMONIAL STOOL NO. 25
This wonderful stool has been authenticated as having been used as a fetsh object.
Stools indicate status, power and succession of chiefs and kings. Carved from single blocks, Asante (or Ashanti) stools traditionally have crescent-shaped seats, flat bases and complex support structures, which exist in many designs with symbolic meaning.
This stool was used in rituals, with a patina left by sacrifices and offerings.
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