Fante akua'ba figure
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Fante figure, Ghana
wood, beads
13-3/4" x 2"
ex Fily Keita
ex Jan Kusters collection, Netherlands

A very nice old figure with good signs of age and wear. I
especially like the great elongated head on this figure with
the nicely framed face at the bottom.

Akua'ba figures are used in the same manner as those produced by the Asante people.
They are generally carved with rectangular heads, unlike the circular heads of the Asante
ones, and without arms.