Sculpture - fertility image. - Wood

Description
Sculpture - fertility image. - Wood
Africa - Second half 20th century

This beautiful wood-carved figurine is from Ghana, Africa.
It is used by the Ashanti people who call it Akua’ba.
It is a fertility figurine.
A woman who wants to conceive carries a figurine like this on her back.
Akuaba's are used by women who are not able to conceive. Such figurines are made on the advice of a priest when a woman is unable to conceive. The woman carries the figurine in her loincloth like a real child.
Size approx.
H 26.5 cm x L 10.5 x W 3.5 cm
Will be sent well packed and registered via PostNL, with track and trace.

Lot details
Object
Sculpture - fertility image.
Material
Wood
Estimated Period
Second half 20th century
Country of Origin
Africa
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
26.5×3.5×10.5 cm
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