Ashante Maskette

JLC 1118-1
Gold plated Alloy-bronze Maskette, Ghana

Gold was an integral component of Asante art and belief. Considered an earthly counterpart to the sun, it was the physical manifestation of life’s vital force, or “soul” (kra), and was incorporated into the ruler’s regalia to represent his purity and vigor.


H: 14,5, W: 10, L: 6 cm

Weight: 500 grams

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