”Crowned by Ducks” African Wood Mask
Sese Wood, Brass, and colorful Seed Trade Beads
17.5 cm W x 44.0 cm H x 7.0 cm D
Weight: 0.85 kgs
Artist: Nana Adu Amankwapam – West Africa
On December 15, 1991, after the necessary rites had been preformed by the elders, Tetebo was seated as the Tufohene with the royal name of Nana Adu Amankwapam I. Ducks crown an enigmatic visage, whose mouth turns down in a frown. Stern eyes are centered by an embossed brass plate and colorful trade seed beads form the moustache. Working in sese wood, Nana Adu Amankwapam I creates a mask of unusual beauty.