Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
|Indigenous object name:||AKUABA|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Asante|
|Condition:||Vintage - used with visible signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Disk-headed akuaba figures remain one of the most recognizable forms in African art. Akua ba are used in a variety of contexts; primarily, however, they are consecrated by priests and carried by women who hope to conceive a child. The flat, disklike head is a strongly exaggerated convention of the Akan ideal of beauty: a high, oval forehead, slightly flattened in actual practice by gentle modeling of an infant's soft cranial bones. The flattened shape of the sculpture also serves a practical purpose, since women carry the figures against their backs wrapped in their skirt, evoking the manner that infants are carried. The rings on the figure's neck are a standard convention for rolls of fat, a sign of beauty, health, and prosperity in Akan culture. The delicate mouth of the figure is small and set low on the face. The small scars just discernible below the eyes of this figure refer to a local medical practice as protection against convulsions. Most akua ba have abstracted horizontal arms and a cylindrical torso with simple indications of the breasts and navel; the torso ends in a base as opposed to human legs. The style of this sculpture is rare among other extant examples of akua ba due to its miniaturized naturalistic body, arms, and legs. Full-bodied figures such as this are believed to be a recent twentieth-century innovation within the akua ba sculptural tradition.
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Très belle pièce dynamique. Merci beaucoup également pour la livraison très rapide et "propre"Thank you
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Beautiful statue.Good packaging and quick sendingThank you
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.very beautiful old teke, quickly sent, perfect thank you.Thank you
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Objet totalement conforme et reçu rapidement. Merci pour David Malik.Thank you very much
Thanks. Very nice.Thank you
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Bella statuetta un po' lunga la spedizione 25/06 arrivo 15/07Thank you
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Wonderful piece !Thank you
Very nice item. Prompt shipping, well packed. Recommended.Thank you !
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Well received this fair old piece in a perfect protection packing.
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Zeer snelle levering van een uitstekend verpakte ,prachtige weefkatrolThank you
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Great piece! Fast delivery! Good contact! A+++++++Thank you
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.L`organisation de la vente était parfaite. La statue correspond aux photos, mais elle est très mal soclée, contrairement à l`annonce de la vente.
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