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Miniature Carved Ewe Statue 8.5″ – Ghana – African Art

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This Ewe statue portrays a female figure with a shiny patina. There is a large crack down the backside from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet. The statue measures 8.5 inches tall and weighs 0.5 pounds. Imperfections and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Ghana

Ethnicity

Ewe

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

8.5"

Width

3"

Depth

2.25"

Weight

0.5 lb

Overall Condition

Large crack down backside, imperfections and wear and tear.

Tribe Information

About the Ewe People

The Ewe people are the largest ethnic group in Togo and the third largest ethnic group in Ghana. The history of the Ewe people is unknown. It is believed they originated between Benin and Nigeria and migrated during the 17th century wars.
Ewe religion is called Voodoo, which means “spirit.” Mawu is considered the creator god, who created other deities.
Ewe are known for their high quality strip-woven textiles.

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