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Ashanti Statuette (N° 25082) Deposit sale

Ex-collection of French African art.
This stylized female African figure, Akua'ba (plural Akua'mma), has features specific to Ashanti bust dolls: a flat, circular head surmounting a cylindrical bust with horizontal arms. Thin necklaces of colored pearls contrast with the orange patina. These stylized wooden effigies were worn by pregnant women, tight in their loincloth, to ensure the arrival of beautiful children. The overwhelming majority of these statues are female, with breasts.

The Ashanti are one of the ethnic groups of Ghana (former "Gold Coast"), part of the Akan group, living in a region covered of forests. Just like other people living in the central and southern part of Ghana, she speaks a language of the Twi group. This people considers the woman as the final arbiter of all decisions. Fertility and children are the most common themes depicted in Ashanti wood carvings.  

140.00 
Possibility of payment in 2x (2x 70.0 €)

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OriginCollection française
EthnyAshanti
Countryghana
Material(s)wood, perles
Height cm22
Width10 cm
Weight0.10 Kg

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