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Fante fertility doll
Fante fertility doll
Fante fertility doll
Fante fertility doll
Fante fertility doll
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Fante fertility doll
Object
Fante fertility doll "Akua'ba" - Gold Coast (Ghana)
Ethnic group
Ashanti
Origin
Gold Coast (Ghana)
Provenance
Private collection - Northern Germany
Material
Wood
Size
H: 24 cm
Description
Mounted on a wooden base.

Large cylindrical body with an elongated rectanglar head.
Slight damage.

They are created to fulfill a womans' wish for an uncomplicated birth and a healthy child. For this they are "blessed" by a diviner and carried on the back of a woman like a real child. After childbirth they could be dedicated to the diety, placed on an altar or shrine or given to a young girl as a toy.

Price:   500,00 EUR
Catalogue No.:  21-226
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