Ashanti stool taken from the Palace of King Prempei
Ashanti stool taken from the Palace of King Prempei at Kumasi during the 3rd Ashanti War, 1896 (c). Carved dark wood, unpolished, with openwork decoration; rectangular and deeply curved downwards; rests on 4 legs with rounded corners. This Ashanti stool is known as a 'Mmaadwa', a female stool. In the Ashanti matrilineal society, this particular stool is meant to symbolise the soul of society. The curved seat, as well as rounded ridges and woodwork denote the 'gender' of the stool. Date: 1896 (circa)
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library
Luttik Oudorp (House with the shovels) The Netherlands
Alkmaar Luttik Oudorp (House with the shovels) commercial building with rich stepped gable. Use of natural stone in the form of water frames, blocks, strips. An arched attic hatch in rectangular frame; shuttered windows paired with sidelights also hung shutters. Ornamental Anchors. Storefronts with shutters and awning; parapet in the above decorative masonry.
© The Roseries Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Visigothic Art. Spain. Rectangular copper buckle
Visigothic Art. Spain. Rectangular copper buckle with a wheel in the center and decorated with plant motifs. Probably comes from Burgos. Episcopal Museum of Vic. Catalonia. Spain.
© Thaliastock / Mary Evans
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