Akua Ba Fertility Doll

1995.18.0001

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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Akua Ba Fertility Doll   (1995.18.0001)
Classification Communication Artifacts : Personal Symbols : Belief Symbols
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Africa, West, Ghana
Period/Date 20th century
Culture Asante, Ashanti, Akan
Location On Exhibitin the Africa exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 30.8 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 11.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 6.6 cm
Weight 420 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plant--Wood, Pigment--Stain, Glass, Animal--Shell, Textile--Cotton, Plant--Fiber, Plant--Cotton
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Piercing, Stringing, Staining
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography

Cameron, Elisabeth. "In Search of Children - Dolls and Agency in Africa," African Arts, (Spring 1997). Cole, Herbert M. and Doran H. Ross. The Arts of Ghana. Los Angeles: University of California, 1977. Sotheby's Sale, May 14, 1981, Lot 201 [1995.18.0001].

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Richard and Barbara Faletti Family Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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