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Fertility doll akwaba Ashanti Ghana Wood, beads H.: 42.5 cm. Doll with a long ringed neck, on which the face with its pure treatment is inscribed on a circular board. The continuous line of the eyebrows, in a semi-circle, join to form the nasal bridge. Neck and hip necklaces. Dolls worn on the back by Ashanti girls and women to promote fertility. Replacement object, when the original was sold, harvested, stolen or destroyed, often made by the same sculptor as the original, this object was used.Consultant : Jean-Pierre LACOSTE

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