Linguist’s Staff ("Okyeame poma")
69-1/2 x 4 x 3 in. (176.5 x 10.1 x 7.6 cm.)
Wood with gold leaf
Given in memory of Jerome Flax by Don and Serene Flax
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see Jeffries, op. cit.; see also Cole and Ross, Arts of Ghana, UCLA 1977, pp. 158-164
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History in which historical information is recorded, or histories are presented, in the form of audible speech or song. [March 1996 scope note added; related term added. September 1994 related term added.]
Use for mechanical and electrical systems that relay information within buildings. [March 1993 descriptor moved.]
Weapons in the form of a single, long shaft, like a quarterstaff, that serve ceremonial or ritual functions, for instance as symbols of office or public regalia. [July 1998 descriptor added.]
Short, pithy statements of principle or precepts, often of known authorship; distinguished from "proverbs" which are statements repeated colloquially and which often embody the folk wisdom of a group or nation. [December 1994 descriptor added.]
People holding posts to which they have been legally elected or appointed and exercising government functions.
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