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unknown Ghanaian
Ghanaian Primary



Forowa (Lidded Vessel)

19th century - 20th century
Copper Alloy Metal

6.27 x 4.69 x 4.69 in. (15.926 x 11.913 x 11.913 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2016.14.81
Geography: Africa, Ghana
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels
Culture/Nationality: Ghanaian, West African, African
Collection: Jane Martin Collection

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  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • forowa - Decorated cosmetic containers made by African Akan metalsmiths from imported sheet brass and primarily used to store shea butter and sometimes, to store gold weights, gold dust, and other valuables.
  • Ghanaian - Style and culture of the people of the nation of Ghana.
  • metal - Any of a large group of substances that typically show a characteristic luster, are good conductors of electricity and heat, are opaque, can be fused, and are usually malleable or ductile.
  • sheet metal - Metal rolled to any given thickness between 0.06 and 0.249 inches and cut into rectangular sections.
  • West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

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Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • Doran H. Ross, "Ghanaian Forowa." African Arts 8, no. 1 (Autumn 1974): 40-49, 87-88.
  • "The Met Online Collections Database." The Met Collection. (Accessed April 9, 2020): The Metropolitan Museum of Art, https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/. Accession No.: 1978.412.669a-d.
  • "The British Museum Online Collection." (Accessed May 17, 2020): https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection. Accession No.: Af1978,22.145.a-c.
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0051844.

Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Doran H. Ross, "Ghanaian Forowa." African Arts 8, no. 1 (Autumn 1974): 40-49, 87-88.
  • "The Met Online Collections Database." The Met Collection. (Accessed April 9, 2020): The Metropolitan Museum of Art, https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/. Accession No.: 1978.412.669a-d.
  • "The British Museum Online Collection." (Accessed May 17, 2020): https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection. Accession No.: Af1978,22.145.a-c.

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