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Fante Female Statue w/ Beaded Jewelry
Fante Female Statue w/ Beaded Jewelry
Fante Female Statue w/ Beaded Jewelry
Fante Female Statue w/ Beaded Jewelry
Fante Female Statue w/ Beaded Jewelry
Fante Female Statue w/ Beaded Jewelry
Fante Female Statue w/ Beaded Jewelry
Fante Female Statue w/ Beaded Jewelry
Fante Female Statue w/ Beaded Jewelry
Fante Female Statue w/ Beaded Jewelry
Fante Female Statue w/ Beaded Jewelry
Fante Female Statue w/ Beaded Jewelry

Fante Style Female Statue w/ Beaded Jewelry 19″- Ghana – African Art

$275.00 $137.50

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This statue was carved in the style of the Fante people of Ghana. The statue features a female figure wearing beaded jewelry around her waist and neck. The statue is 19 inches tall and weighs 4 pounds.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Ghana

Ethnicity

Fante

Material

Wood, Pigment, Beads

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

19"

Width

6"

Depth

6"

Weight

4 lbs

Overall Condition

Imperfections and wear and tear throughout. See photos or inquire for more details.

Tribe Information

About the Fante People


The Fante, along with the Asante, are two of the largest ethnic groups to make up the Akan, a generic term used to refer to a group of peoples who are related linguistically and live in Ghana. Many of their cultural and political beliefs coincide with other Akan people.
Artistically, the Fante parallel that of the Asante. Each tribe creates a figure known as an "akua'ba", a doll that often is carved without arms or legs. The doll is carried and cared for by women for fertility purposes and later placed on shrines or altars. Other forms of art that are found among the Fante are colonial statues, shrine figures and, more well known, flags that are created by skilled individuals featuring mirrored images.

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