fertility doll - Wood - Asante - Ghana

Description
fertility doll - Wood - Asante - Ghana
2nd half 20th century - Good

Beautiful fertility doll 'Akua-ba', Asante, Ghana
This doll was worn by pregnant women or by women who wanted to be pregnant.
Harmony of volumes and proportions,high cylindrical body
Resting on a circular base, supporting arms
Animated curved line of the eyebrows, headdress, eyes in reliëf,
long rounded neck,
several strings of glass beads around the neck and arms.
The back of the head is decorated with incised patterns.
Beautiful black patina.
Ex private collection Eve Begalli France

Lot details
Object
fertility doll
Ethnic group/ culture
Asante
Region/ country
Ghana
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
38×0×0 cm
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