Doll - Wood - Akuaba - Asante - Ghana

Description
Doll - Wood - Akuaba - Asante - Ghana
2nd half 20th century - Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear

Ashanti Akuaba Female Fertility doll - Mid XXth - Perfet condition.
PROVENANCE: Modou Sow, who worked for the Berg-en-Dal Africa Museum.


Dark Shiny blackened wood, cylindrical body, T-shaped arms no legs, orange and yellow, white and blue beads, scarifications on the face and belli and above the minimised breasts, neck in reversed V shape with rings , disc-shaped face with minimal features, signs of wear, little chip on top .

Women carry them on their backs before and during pregnancy and treat them as real children and cover them with jewelry beads. The drawings on the back of the head give the kid's personality.
After childbirth, the Akuaba is placed on an altar, or given to the child.


This finely carved Ashanti doll is guaranteed genuine by David Norden a dealer with more than 25 years experience, and not made for decoration.
A written description and the stand ( when available) will be included in your package.

If you want come see it, or pick it up in Antwerp, otherwise you'll get FREE delivery worldwide, and a WRITTEN DESCRIPTION in each package. All my picture are as close to the original object as possible, and I always take pictures of cracks in the wood without trying to hide them and details. What you see is what you get.

Lot details
Object
Doll
Indigenous object name
Akuaba
Ethnic group/ culture
Asante
Region/ country
Ghana
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
28×10×5 cm
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