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Asante ewer
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This bronze ewer was made in England during the reign of Richard II (1377-99) and was discovered in 1896 in the Asante kingdom on the west coast of Africa. The front of the jug bears the royal arms of England and each of the facets of the lid contains a lion and a stag. These symbols date the jug to the last nine years of Richard’s reign, when he adopted the badge of the white hart.

Two more English bronze jugs from the same period were found at Kumasi, the Asante capital, at the same time as this example. Perhaps all three were a set from the household of Richard II. How they came to the west coast of Africa remains a mystery, but there was extensive trade between West Africa and Western Europe across the Sahara Desert in the Middle Ages.

Asante ewer


Made in England, c. AD 1390-1400
Found in the Asante kingdom (modern Ghana), West Africa.
Ht c. 62 cm.




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