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$ 2,800

Ashanti Maternal Fertility Figure

Origin Ghana
Period 1950-1979
Materials wood and glass beads
W. 6 in; H. 22 in; D. 6 in;
W. 15.24 cm; H. 55.88 cm; D. 15.24 cm;
Condition Good. Expect surface wear such as rubbings, minor dings, discoloration, and scratches. Minor loss close to the base as shown.
Creation Date mid-20th century
Description On offer is an Ashanti female fertility figure from Ghana, West Africa, circa Mid-20th century. Carved from a single block of wood, the statue depicts a female with typical coiffure and facial expression on seated on an Akan bench. Her arms stretching out, likely were holding a baby doll in its original context. Around her neck and waist, she was decorated several strings of old trade beads of various colors. The surface of the statue was typically blackened.
Styles / Movements Folk Art, Other
Incollect Reference Number 316276
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