Golden Stool (Sika dwa kofi), Asante peoples

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

Golden Stool (Sika dwa kofi), c. 1700 (Asante Peoples, Ghana), and Asante weights (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology). Speakers: Dr. Peri Klemm and Dr. Beth Harris

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History, significance and usage of Asante royal regalia from 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 December 9, 2023,