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Africa | Hollow lost wax casting in gold of a cylindrical bead (sika brodua) with repoussé decoration. | Asante people, Ghana | 19th century || {3.23}

Africa | Hollow lost wax casting in gold of a cylindrical bead (sika brodua) with repoussé decoration. | Asante people, Ghana | 19th century || {3.23}

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.

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 | Asante ring. Ghana | Gold alloy approximately 4,5 carat | 660 CHF ~ sold (Dec '11)

Africa | Asante ring. Ghana | Gold alloy approximately 4,5 carat | 660 CHF ~ sold (Dec '11)

Cast Brass Storage Container (Kuduo),  Asante People, Ghana circa19th century. Vessels such as this example of cast and incised brass known as kuduo were used by the wealthier Asante people of Ghana as lockable containers for   valuables such as ritual objects and gold dust. Others might have been buried with people of status. Some might have been used to hold a mixture of shea butter and gold dust used to adorn the corpses of high-status chiefs.

Cast Brass Storage Container (Kuduo), Asante People, Ghana circa19th century. Vessels such as this example of cast and incised brass known as kuduo were used by the wealthier Asante people of Ghana as lockable containers for valuables such as ritual objects and gold dust. Others might have been buried with people of status. Some might have been used to hold a mixture of shea butter and gold dust used to adorn the corpses of high-status chiefs.

Origin: Ghana Circa: 18 th Century AD to 19 th Century ADCollection: Jewelry Style: Akan Medium: Gold

Origin: Ghana Circa: 18 th Century AD to 19 th Century ADCollection: Jewelry Style: Akan Medium: Gold

Africa | Hollow lost wax casting in gold of a bead in the form of a silk cotton husk (akonkodee). | Asante people. Royal Palace, Kumase, Ghana | 19th century (prior to 1874) || {3.77}

Africa | Hollow lost wax casting in gold of a bead in the form of a silk cotton husk (akonkodee). | Asante people. Royal Palace, Kumase, Ghana | 19th century (prior to 1874) || {3.77}

Africa | Hollow lost wax casting in gold of a spherical bead. | Asante people. Royal Palace, Kumase, Ghana | 19th century (prior to 1874) || {3.17}

Africa | Hollow lost wax casting in gold of a spherical bead. | Asante people. Royal Palace, Kumase, Ghana | 19th century (prior to 1874) || {3.17}

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