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Fine old glossy patina
Size : 57.5 cm long - 22½ long
Another carved symbol is a complex knot shape which was often reproduced in gold weights and was used as a charm or 'suman' in various religious cults or worn for general good luck.
There existed aa separate important guild of craftsmen for ivory and wood carving and the style therefore differs from that of the brass casting guild. Ivory and wood carving appears not to have been affected by the decline in casting in th elate period. As is shown by the superb carving of this staff, the 19th century still produced quality ashanti wood carvings of importance.
|Height||57.50 cm||(22.64 inches)|