FANTE FIGURES, Ghana

FANTE
Figure 4
15.25" high
$600

This figure has been evaluated as being authentic with significant signs of use and age.

 

FANTE
Figure 7
11.5" high
$300


FANTE
Figure 8
11.5" high
$300

FANTE
Figure 5
11.75" high
$300

These figures have been vetted as being authentic.

The figures below were probably made to be sold.

FANTE
Maternity 11
26.5" high
$500

FANTE
Maternity 13
16.5" high
$350

The figures below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

 

FANTE
MATERNITY 1
SOLD

 

FANTE
MATERNITY 2
SOLD

FANTE
Maternity 9
SOLD

FANTE
Maternity 10
SOLD

FANTE
Maternity 12
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

FANTE, FIGURES, Ghana

Seated female figures were found in shrines or as part of popular drum ensembles among the Fante known as Ntan or Ompe. These sculpted maternity figures are prominent parts of the drum stand where large drums leaning on their sides are supported on elevated platforms with sculptures attached to them such as these female figures.

--- from Mato, D. ëAspects: Akan Cultures in Ghanaí. Gemeentemuseum, Den Hague. 2001.

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