This unusual little piece is the size of a headrest but it is actually a miniature Ashanti stool made as a presentation gift. (see above). It is exquisitely carved with the stem of the stool modelled as a powder keg and relief carved rifles at each end of the base. It has the presentation details on written on its underside (see pic)
Today the Nkawkaw Training College is a Catholic school for training nurses and midwives but may have evolved from an earlier more generalist school as it is difficult to imagine how a powder keg and rifles are appropriate to a nurses training college.