Akuaba fertility doll Ashanti - SOLD OUT

The Akua Ba of Ashanti is, outside Africa the most popular silhouette in the world. In Akan country, when a woman wants to have a child, she will have an Akua Ba statuette made and placed on a specific altar. Some time later, she will take this figure again and take care of it like a newborn baby. Some large figures are sometimes carved exclusively to appear on an altar. .

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
Size
37 x 14 cm
Ethnic group
Ashanti
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Ghana
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Excellent

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