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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.

Stool, 19th–20th century Ghana; Akan Wood

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.

Africa | Comb from the Ashanti people of Ghana | Wood | Mid 20th century

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

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

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

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Africa | Interior Hanging from Mali or Ghana, Niger River region | 19th century | Wool, cotton and natural dye | Large-scale textiles created south of the Sahara were generally intended as enhancements for domestic environments

Ashanti chiefs at the funeral of Elizabeth asante