African Art: a prestigious Swiss collection

Milan, Wednesday 14 October 2020

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Ashanti, Kumasi region (southern Ghana)

Wood with a black coating
H 38 cm
"Akua-ba" doll.
Doll sculpted as a whole figure. Stylised head following the circular shape of the classical model. The body shows all the anatomical details of a female figure. The hands are positioned on the stomach, showing a sign of peace. On the back, there is an elaborate design.

Sold € 4.428,00

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Provenienza

- Former Paolo Morigi collection (Lugano) (Morigi inventory label num. 447);
- Former private collection (Lugano);


Literature

- FAGG WILLIAM “La sculpture africaine de Eliot Elisofon” London 1958, pag. 107, ill. 136;
- FALGAYRETTES LEVEAU CHRISTIANE “Ghana - hier et aujourd’hui” Musée Dapper, Paris 2003, pag. 63;

Contact

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Phone: 02 3363801