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photograph of current display in the Grand Vestibule

A display highlighting the interaction between the monarchy and the wider world

Ashanti

Gold was central to the trade, power and symbolism of the Ashanti kingdom, which occupied what is now southern Ghana during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Ashanti or South Akan tribe

Trophy head

Ashanti or South Akan tribe

Cap (krobonkye)

Ashanti or South Akan tribe

State sword (afena)