Bronze Figure

JLC 0518-2

Ashante Gold-plated Bronze Figure, 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: 5, W: 5 D: 6

Weight: 180 grams

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