A picture dated 11 November 2002 shows a detail on the Da Ming Hun Yi Tu (The Amalgamated Map of the Great Ming Empire) dating back to 1389 which is arguably the oldest world map in existence that accurately reflects the African continent.
This Byzantine inspired example is heavy on the gold leaf like many other pieces are. The flat silhouettes are used to tell stories in deep blues, oranges, reds, and browns. This appears to be painted on fresco over wood? Some natural texture is coming through
Yaa Asantewaa - appointed queen mother of Ejisu of the Ashanti Empire. She led the 1900 Ashanti rebellion known as the War of the Golden Stool against British colonialism. Colonialism was WAR on Africans.