Doll - Wood - Akuaba - Asante - Ghana

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

Fante Akuaba Female Fertility doll - Mid XXth - Perfet condition.
PROVENANCE: Collected between 1970 and 1980, private Belgian collection.

H= 31 cm. One feet reglued, cracks in wood, two black pigment cross tattoos on the face . Metal stand.

Among the Fanti and related Akan-speaking peoples, the desire for children is expressed through rituals that may include the creation of a stylized female figure called an akua’ba. Fanti akua’ba figures typically have more realistic heads than the Ashanti one. This figure’s horned coiffure was fashionable in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The figure is further adorned with a white beads necklaces, and red beads bracelet.

This finely carved Fante 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 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
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
28×10×5 cm
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