Asante Akan / Standing Female Figure (Akua ba) / Mid 20th centuryAsante Akan
Standing Female Figure (Akua ba)
Mid 20th century

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Creator Nationality: African; West African; Ghanain; Akan
Creator Dates/Places: Africa, Ghana//Africa, West Africa, Southern Ghana (SL) Africa,West Africa,Ghana
Creator Active Place: Africa,West Africa,Ghana
Creator Name-CRT: Asante Akan
Title: Standing Female Figure (Akua ba)
Title Type: preferred
View: Front view
Creation Start Date: 1925
Creation End Date: 1975
Creation Date: Mid 20th century
Creation Place: Africa,West Africa,Ghana
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Wood, glass beads, string
Dimensions: 26.3 x 20.1 x 4.6 cm (10 3/8 x 4 x 1 7/8 in.)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1963.850
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Gwendolyn Miller and Herbert Baker
Subject Description: Standing female figure with round head, cylindrical body, and cone-shaped arms. Broad, flat face with crescent-shaped eyebrows; semi-circular eyes; raised triangular nose; and small mouth. Long, cylindrical neck with incised scallop pattern; with several bead necklaces. Cylindrical abdomen with small, raised breasts; slightly raised navel; and conical-shaped arms extending from body at right angels. Incised geometric pattern on back of head. Abdomen becomes rounded base. Several strings of glass beads around lower abdomen/ base.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1963.850
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999

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