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Africa | A gold Ashante mask, photographed at the Bolgatanga Museum ~ Upper Eastern Region of Ghana | © Olivier Blaise

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.

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.

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

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

Africa | "Masque cérémonial" N'zo, Guinea. post stamped 1967 || Postcard; publisher Soufrane. No 19

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

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

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.

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