From 9/20 through 9/23, visitors may only enter through the John R entrance. All other entrances, plus the museum grounds, Kirby St and Farnsworth St will be closed during this time for Concours d'Elegance.

Car-shaped Coffin, 2018

  • Joseph (Paa Joe) Tetteh Ashong, Ghanaian, born 1947

Wood, plexiglass, metal, and fabric

  • Overall: 41 1/2 × 103 × 43 inches, 405 pounds (105.4 × 261.6 × 109.2 cm, 183.7 kg)

Museum Purchase, Funds from the Education General Fund


On View

  • African: Journey of Life N105


Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

Joseph (Paa Joe) Tetteh Ashong

2019-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Joseph (Paa Joe) Tetteh Ashong, Car-shaped Coffin, 2018, wood, Plexiglass, metal, and fabric. Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum Purchase, Funds from the Education General Fund, 2019.1.