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Akan Prestige Staff (ȯkyeame poma)


Akan (ȯkyeame poma) prestige Staff from Ghana.

Sold By: For African Art Gallery
SKU: 5573 Category: Tags: ,

Product Description

Item: #5573

Tribe: Akan

Country: Ghana

Material: Wood.

Size: 15″ (38.1 cm) Tall

Condition: Good

Provenance: Private USA Estate Collection.

Prestige Staff (ȯkyeame poma)
The custom that messengers and envoys of the Asante/Akan Kings bore these official dignitary staffs as a sign of their authority goes back to the 17th century. Incorporating highly symbolic motifs drawn from the vast visual repertoire of the Akan peoples of Ghana, this golden staff (ȯkyeame poma) figures are unique for their association with both British colonialism and Ghanaian independence.

Additional Information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 18 x 12 x 12 in