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Arms & Armour, Pre-Columbian, Asian and Ethno

Ritual Used Ashanti Akuaba Fertility Doll

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Start price: $400

Estimated price: $800 - $1,200

Buyer's premium: 25%

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West Africa, Ghana, Ashanti Akuaba fertility doll from Ghana, 20th century. Characteristic large circular head with a strong brow that arches downward over the face. The neck and body with blue and orange necklaces, the reverse of the head carved with ritual object engravings. Independently reviewed by a member of the Ethnic Arts Council of Los Angeles as "Made for use and used". Size 18 1/4" H

Family collection of an esteemed diplomat and ambassador amassed during travel and work circa 1960-1990s in the medical field providing charitable advanced medical care throughout the African continent and internationally.