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Linguist Staff (Oykeame), 19th–20th century Ghana; Akan, Asante Gold foil, wood, nails H. 61 5/8 in. (156.53 cm) Magnificent gold-covered staffs like this one are carried by high-ranking officials within the courts of Akan chiefs in an area of West Africa once known as the Gold Coast.

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AKAN Ghana Linguist Staff and Top Representing an Elephant 19th-20th century Wood and gold leaf

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AKAN Ghana or Côte d'Ivoire Sword Handle of a Bird and Snake Late 19th century Wood and gold leaf

The kingdom of Ghana participated in the art of sculptor making. They spent a lot of time on these works of art, hence the very detailed and realistic markings. Ghana also shaped iron, which granted them many things including defense, tools, and reputation with surrounding areas.

AKAN, 18th Century Terracotta Head, Twifo-Heman Region, GHANA

Comb (Duafe), 19th–20th century. Ghana. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of William W. Brill, 1963 (1978.412.479) | In Ghana, elaborate combs such as this one were gifts from Akan men to women to commemorate special events, such as puberty celebrations, weddings, or births.

Poupée, Ashanti, Ghana - Sotheby's

Africa | A gold Ashante mask, photographed at the Bolgatanga Museum ~ Upper Eastern Region of Ghana | © Olivier Blaise