Golden Stool (Sika dwa kofi), Asante peoples

Golden Stool (Sika dwa kofi), Asante Peoples (Ghana), c. 1700 and Asante weights (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)

It took a miracle to bring this golden stool to Earth—and another one to keep it out of British hands.

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History, significance and usage of Asante royal regalia – The British Museum

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Cite this page as: Dr. Peri Klemm and Dr. Beth Harris, "Golden Stool (Sika dwa kofi), Asante peoples," in Smarthistory, August 9, 2015, accessed June 9, 2023,