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Title:Akan visual art and the cult of the Ancestors
Author:Quarcoo, A.K.
Year:1972
Periodical:Research Review
Volume:9
Issue:3
Pages:48-82
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:Akan
ancestor worship
anthropology
Abstract:Reappraisal of the concept of ancestor worship with particular reference to the Akan of Ghana. In Akan culture, objects of funerary art include stools, terra-cottas, family pots, busts of ancestors in wood or clay, and other family relics. Funerary art forms part of the complex of behaviour directed towards the activation of the presence of the ancestors and which may be described as the cult of the ancestors. The ancestors, and the objects, are not so much deified and worshipped as revered and held in awe. Figs., notes, bibl.
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