. The Fowler Museum in L.A. Repatriates Seven Asante Treasures to Ghana « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NET NEWS – The move was initiated by the museum to mark 150 years after four of the items were looted by the British. The objects were stolen after British forces led by Garnet Joseph Wolseley raided Kumasi, the royal city of the Asante people in Ghana, in 1874 during the Third Anglo-Asante War. In total, five wars were fought between the Asante and the British, before the latter occupied the region in 1900. Asante achieved self-rule in 1935 and entered into a political union with the areas around it to form the country of Ghana in 1957.

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