Home / Scrolling Blocks / This is an exact image of Asantehene Kofi Kaakari (or Kofi Karikari, as the English pronounced, and spelled Kaakari). He had the mask of himself made of pure Asante Gold during his reign as Asantehene

This is an exact image of Asantehene Kofi Kaakari (or Kofi Karikari, as the English pronounced, and spelled Kaakari). He had the mask of himself made of pure Asante Gold during his reign as Asantehene

This is an exact image of Asantehene Kofi Kaakari (or Kofi Karikari, as the English pronounced, and spelled Kaakari). He had the mask of himself made of pure Asante Gold during his reign as Asantehene. He ruled from 1867 until he was forced to abdicate in 1874, after the war with the British known in Asante history as the SAGRENTI WAR (General Sir Garnet Wolseley led the British forces, hence the name SAGRENTI). The Golden Mask was among a cache of Asante artifacts pillaged and stolen in Kumasi, by the English in 1874, and presently be seen at the British Museum in London

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