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Ashanti Doll (N° 23844)

Ex-French African art collection.
Used among the Ashanti and Fantis of Ghana, African doll statuettes Akuaba (plural Akua'mma) are amulets used by women Ashanti to promote fertility. Usually stylized, this model is an exception. Only the flat and circular head remains a constant. A mark of beauty, the often ringed neck also symbolizes prosperity.
Brown patina with copper highlights.
Carried on the backs of women, these statues are also accompanied by various rites, such as the ingestion of a potion, or the placing 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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OriginEx-collection française
Material(s)wood, perles
Height cm39
Width16 cm
Weight0.25 Kg

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