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Ashanti Doll (N° 26961)

Traditional African sculptures of the Ashanti and Fantis of Ghana, the African doll statuettes Akuaba (plural Akua'mma) form stylized amulets supposed to increase Fertility. The flat, circular head remains a constant. A beauty mark, the ringed neck symbolizes prosperity.
Abraded black patina. Small accidents.
Carried on the backs of women, these statues are also accompanied by various rites, such as the ingestion of a potion, or the placement of the object on the family altar. After the birth of the child, the sculpture is used as a toy, and sometimes still offered to the healer in order to witness its effectiveness.  

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OriginCollection française FLB
EthnyAshanti
Countryghana
Material(s)wood, perles de verre
Height cm38
Width16 cm
Weight0.20 Kg
Socle includedYes

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