Modest Hand-Carved Ewe Statue 24″ on Base- Ghana – African Art

$140.00

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This statue was carved in the style of the Ewe people of Ghana. The statue depicts a male figure sitting on a stool. It measures 22.5 inches tall, 24 inches including custom base, and weighs 10.5 pounds. There is some cracking, scuffing and general 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

22.5" figure | 24" including base

Width

6.5" figure | 9" base

Depth

7.5" figure | 8" base

Weight

10.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.

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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