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

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

Memorial head Date: 18th century Geography: Ghana, Twifo-Heman traditional area(?) Culture: Akan peoples Medium: Terracotta

Kente, the prestige cloth from the Ewe people of Ghana | 19th century | Silk and Cotton | In the collection of the British Museum, London

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

Akuba Doll with embellishments. From the Asante (Achanti, Ashante, Ashanti) culture, Ghana. Follow this link to see more examples of these dolls and read about the traditional meaning/purpose of the dolls. http://www.randafricanart.com/Asante_akuaba_doll.html

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.

* 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

Linguist Staff (Oykeame) [Ghana; Akan, Asante] (1986.475a-c) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art