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
- fertility doll
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 38×0×0 cm