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Kumasi, Ghana in Africa

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Ashanti stool taken from the Palace of King Prempei Featured Kumasi Print

Ashanti stool taken from the Palace of King Prempei

Ashanti stool taken from the Palace of King Prempei at Kumasi during the 3rd Ashanti War, 1896 (c). Carved dark wood, unpolished, with openwork decoration; rectangular and deeply curved downwards; rests on 4 legs with rounded corners. This Ashanti stool is known as a 'Mmaadwa', a female stool. In the Ashanti matrilineal society, this particular stool is meant to symbolise the soul of society. The curved seat, as well as rounded ridges and woodwork denote the 'gender' of the stool. Date: 1896 (circa)

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

The Asante Aya Kese, or great brass basin Featured Kumasi Print

The Asante Aya Kese, or great brass basin

The Asante Aya Kese, or great brass basin, a Ghanaian ceremonial bowl, which originally stood outside the royal mausoleum at Bantama, 1817 (c)-1896 (c). Around the rim the sides flatten out forming a lip with baluster knops and on either side are a pair of crouching lions, facing each other with mouth open. Inside of the bowl is chased all round with lines of grooves from the maker's hammer. Brought from Kumasi, West Africa, during the 3rd Ashanti War, 1896 (c). The bowl was first described by Bowditch in 1817 as being used to collect the blood of beheaded sacrificial victims by the Kings of Ashanti. Rattray (p113) says however that this is incorrect. Date: 1817 (circa)

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

The Prince of Wales planting a tree at the Kumasi Church College, Ghana, 1926. Artist: Unknown Featured Kumasi Print

The Prince of Wales planting a tree at the Kumasi Church College, Ghana, 1926. Artist: Unknown

The Prince of Wales planting a tree at the Kumasi Church College, Ghana, 1926. On the death of his father, King George V, in January 1936, Prince Edward (1894-1972) was proclaimed King Edward VIII. Before long, rumours circulated about his alleged romance with an American, Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson, then married to her second husband, a London shipping broker. On October 20, 1936, Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin counselled Edward, as king and head of the Church of England, to remove all cause for the rumours. A week later Mrs. Simpson was granted a divorce, to become final in six months. In November the king confided to Baldwin that he intended to marry Mrs Simpson even if it meant his abdication. A morganatic marriage was proposed, but the cabinet was unwilling to accept this compromise. On December 11 1936, therefore, the king abdicated in favour of his brother, the duke of York, who became King George VI. Edward received the title duke of Windsor and married Mrs. Simpson in June 1937. From An Outline of Christianity, The Story of Our Civilisation, volume 3: The Rise of the Modern Church, edited by RG Parsons and AS Peake, published by the Waverley Book Club (London, 1926)

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