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 | Girl adorned with traditional beads for the Dipo ceremony. Krobo, Ghana | © Anthony Pappone.
Statue de femme enceinte (C) RMN-Grand Palais / Labat / CFAOTechnique/Matière : bois (matière)Site de production : Akan (population) (origine), Baoule (population) (origine), Côte-d'Ivoire (République de) (origine)Hauteur : 0.550 m.Localisation : Paris, musée du quai Branly
Africa | Minganji masquerader, near Gungu, DR Congo © Eliot Elisofon, 1951 | "Although the Minganji face masks make an appearance at a wide variety of occasions (such as the investiture ritual of a local chief, or the construction of a new chief's residence), their primary role is as guardian of the initiation encampement. The Minganji masks, other than the Gitenga mask, embody death, uncertainty, and darkness."