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Female Figure (Akua'ba)

Artist/Maker: Asante people (Ghana)

Date: 20th century
Medium: wood and stain
Overall: 12 3/8 x 4 3/4 x 2 1/8 in. (31.4 x 12.1 x 5.4 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Alan Potamkin
Object number: 2007.48.39
DescriptionFertility figure in the form of a female child. Girls or women who wish to conceive a child carry and care for an akua’ba made especially for them. The Asante are matrilineal and mothers hope their first child will be a girl so most akua’ba are female.
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