Standing FigureArtist(s)AkanArtist NationalityAkan (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1950Medium & SupportwoodDimensions
12 in x 3 in x 3 9/16 in (30.48 cm x 7.62 cm x 9.05 cm);12 5/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 3 11/16 in (31.27 cm x 10 cm x 9.37 cm)Credit LineGift of Lydia Johnstone.
Although this figure is attributed to Akan-speaking peoples, the context in which it was used is unknown. It is possible this figure may have been carved for a shrine. There appears to be a patina on this figure, suggesting it could have been used in a ceremonial context.
Cole, Herbert M. and Doran H. Ross. 1977. The Art of Ghana
. Los Angeles: UCLA Museum of Cultural History.Physical Description
Standing figure on a square base. The head is large with a high, rounded forehead and wide cheeks. The almond-shaped eyes sit below slightly curved eyebrows. The mouth is closed. The neck sits atop a columnar body without arms. The legs are short and in an open stance. Primary Object Classification Sculpture Primary Object TypefigureCollection AreaAfricanRights
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