Akua'ba Fertility figure

Akua'ba
Type: figure
Exhibits: Cycle of Life
Tribes: Akan peoples, Fante group
Location: Ghana
Period: 20th Century
Materials: Wood
Not For Sale
H: 
41.50cm
SKU: 
3026

A variant representation of Fante Akua'ba figure. This figure displays a long rectangular head, a cylindrical torso above muscular strong legs and handless. The back of the head has incised carving. Some of this ornamentation refers to hairstyles, while other designs may have had an apotropaic function, or just decorative (E. Cameron 1996:48).

Akua'ba Fertility figure
Akua'ba Fertility figure
Akua'ba Fertility figure
Akua'ba Fertility figure