akan ancestor figure
tribe: akan / ashanti
country: ivory coast
material: wood, string of beads
size: 13" (33 cm)
An unusual male Akua’ba figure with the trademark, slightly angled, disc- shaped head and facial plane, long, ringed neck, diminutive narrow shoulders, sitting on an abstract Ashanti stool. Akua’ba fertility figures are an icon of Ashanti (Ghanaian) art.