Martha J. Ehrlich
Martha J. Ehrlich is Emerita from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, after many years of teaching art history courses in the traditional arts of Africa, the Americas, Oceania and Ancient civilizations.
Ehrlich, Martha J.
Ehrlich, Martha J.
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Description: The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana
Asante regalia consists primarily of objects owned by the state and intended for public display. Visual and verbal linkages are especially rich because Asante is traditionally a nonliterate culture. Stools, swords, and some gold ornaments predate the Asante state, while chairs, the spokesman’s staff, crowns, tobacco pipes, and inscribed protective charms display European or Muslim origins....
PublisherDallas Museum of Art
Related print edition pages: pp.27-34