ASANTE AKUA'BA FERTILITY DOLLS ARCHIVES, Ghana

All of the Aqua'ba pictured below have been SOLD and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

We do however have quite a few similar to those pictured below. Please ask us if any of them is of interest.

 

 ASANTE
Akua'ba 21
15" high
SOLD

This Asante doll has been vetted as being authentic.


None of the Asante dolls below show signs of age or tribal use and were probably made for the art market.

 

ASANTE
Doll 3
SOLD

 

ASANTE
Doll 20
SOLD

 

ASANTE
Doll 16
SOLD

 

 

 ASANTE
Doll 4
SOLD

 

ASANTE
Doll 5
SOLD

ASANTE
Doll 6
SOLD

ASANTE
Doll 7
SOLD

 

 ASANTE
Doll 8
SOLD

 

ASANTE
Doll 9
SOLD

 

ASANTE
Doll 10
SOLD

 

ASANTE
Doll 11
SOLD

ASANTE
Doll 12
SOLD

 

ASANTE
Doll 13
SOLD

 

ASANTE
Doll 14
SOLD

 

ASANTE
Doll 15
SOLD

 

ASANTE
Doll 17
SOLD

ASANTE
Doll 18
SOLD

ASANTE
Doll 19
SOLD
 

Photographs by Matt Mrachek © Hamill Gallery

ASANTE (ASHANTI), AKUA'BA FERTILITY DOLLS, Ghana

The Asante Akua'ba is probably the most famous of traditional African sculptures. Figures like these were carried by girls and women to promote their fertility and to ensure the beauty and health of their offspring. The round, flat disc heads, columnar body with outstretched arms and smooth, black surface convey the Asante (or Ashanti) ideal of beauty.

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