The Art of Africa: Power, Beauty, Community
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One end of the gallery is devoted to art of the Kuba peoples of the Democratic Republic of Congo and explores the areas of regalia and personal Art of the Kuba peoples of the Democratic Republic of Congo: regalia and personal adornment; weapons and metalcraft; household objects and decorative arts; and textiles.
The opposite end of the gallery features prestige regalia of the Akan peoples of Ghana: gold jewelry and other objects of personal adornment; gold weights; stools and chairs; staff finials; and an umbrella used in a royal procession.
Akan Gold pieces
Akan Furniture Pieces
The central section of the gallery holds art objects associated with rites of passage,images of women and seats of power.