African Art: a prestigious Swiss collection

Milan, Wednesday 14 October 2020

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Ashanti, region of Kumasi (southern Ghana)

Wood with a thick, black coating, allegorical patterns on the back
H 30 cm
"Akua-ba" doll.
It belongs to a woman expecting a baby.It represents the idea of beauty for this group. It was used as an amulet as it had the magical powerof bringing good luck to women during childbirth and to newbornsduring their infancy.

Sold € 1.968,00

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Provenienza

- Former Mario Fantin collection (Bologna);
- Former Paolo Morigi collection (Lugano);
- Former private collection (Lugano);


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