Model of traditional Ashanti stool. Stools of this general style were (and to some extent still are) symbols of authority, symbol of one's standing within the culture. The specific design of each stool has specific meaning - tells a story, reflects a myth.
Wooden, carved stool. Fine, light wood, smoothly finished. Thin, curved seat, Four small triangles incised on top. Middle section, thick slightly rounded, with two bent supports. Flat Tiered base. Written on base.: "Kotokodua Stool used by Queen Mother's (junior) in Ashanti". "Kotokodua" could be title, style or source of stool. General appearance is of a nicely carved model, little handled, and in good condition.
Height at centre = approx. 35.6mm. Width across seat (side to side) = approx. 67.7mm. Width of seat (front to back) = approx. 29.9mm. —Joel A Vanderburg
MeasurementsMaximum dimensions (H x W x D): 42 x 68 x 31mm
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