Reproduction Akua Ba Fertility Doll


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Reproduction Akua Ba Fertility Doll   (1970.02.0001)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Belief Symbols
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Nationalist, Mid 20th century
Culture Asante, Ashanti, Akan

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 37.2 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 13.6 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 4.4 cm
Weight 300 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plant--Wood, Pigment--Stain, Textile--Cotton, Plant--Fiber, Plant--Cotton, Plastic
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Staining, Stringing
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A

See 1971.13.0043.


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. Fleishman, Jacquelyn N. "Continuity and Control: Art in Some West African Societies" (unpub. catalog, on file)

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction Yes
Reproduction Information Probably made as a tourist piece, but within the parameters of the traditional imagery.

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