Akan (ȯkyeame poma) prestige Staff from Ghana.
Akan Prestige Staff (ȯkyeame poma)
Size: 15″ (38.1 cm) Tall
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.
|Dimensions||18 x 12 x 12 in|