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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.

Memorial Figure (Mma) Date: 19th–20th century Geography: Ghana Culture: Akan peoples, Asante Medium: Terracotta

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

Seated Male Figure, 19th–20th century Ghana; Akan Wood, kaolin

Africa | Drum (kettledrum( from the Akan Ashanti people of Ghana | early 20th century | Wood, polychrome paint

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

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

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.

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

Poupée, Ashanti, Ghana - Sotheby's