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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 | Ceremonial sword from the Ashanti people of Ghana | Metal with dark patina, wood handle covered with gold foil

Asante (Ashanti) Akua'ba Fertility Doll 22, Ghana

Face Mask (Kpeliye'e), 19th–mid-20th century Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo Wood, horns, raffia fiber, cotton cloth, feather, metal, sacrificial material

Young girl from the Krobo tribal group wearing traditional beads by Anthony Pappone photographer, via Flickr

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Art of the Dogon: Selections from the Lester Wunderman Collection

LIBRO: ., Bwiti: una etnografía de la imaginación religiosa en Africa, Princeton University Press, 1982, James W. Fernández | Departamento de Antropología | División de Ciencias Sociales | Universidad de Chicago

Africa | Girl adorned with traditional beads for the Dipo ceremony. Krobo, Ghana | © Anthony Pappone.

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

27 de Abril, Festival del Chi Wara

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."