When I was a kid we lived in Cameroon. One day, in 1973, a white Combie went through our village and the all men stood along the road dressed in their best clothes, firing their guns in salute.
A couple of days later we were invited to the Fon's palace to celebrate the return on the Afo-A-Kom. If you can find a copy, you could see a few pictures of the occasion in the July 1974 issue of National Geographic. However, here's some pictures my Dad took of the occasion.
The Afo-A-Kom is the red beaded figure in the center.
These are women of the court.
While there has been a lot of scholarship done on this object and the controversy surrounding it, I've decided to have a go at it. I think I may have a different perspective.