Ga ‘Fantasy Coffin’

Paa Joe



“If you must go, you must go in style. People believe we are going to the ancestors, so you must go properly. They don’t know where they are going, but they are going in style” explains artist Ablade Glover in talking about the Ga people's penchant for celebrating death with their elaborate fantasy coffins. This sneaker-shaped coffin was on display at Glover's Accra gallery, Artists’ Alliance Gallery.


  • Title: Ga ‘Fantasy Coffin’
  • Creator: Paa Joe
  • Location: Accra, Ghana
  • Subject Keywords: 89plus Accra 2015, Fantasy coffin, Ga indigeneous people, Pioneer, Sneaker, Ablade Glover, Artists’ Alliance Gallery
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Publisher: 89plus
  • Medium: Wood
  • Place of Birth: Accra, Ghana
  • Date of Birth: 1947
  • Artist Name: Paa Joe

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