Fante / Standing Female Figure (Akua'ba) / Late 19th/early 20th centuryFante
Standing Female Figure (Akua'ba)
Late 19th/early 20th century

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: African; West African; Ghanain
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: Fante
Creator Dates/Places: Africa, Ghana//Africa, West Africa, Southern Côte d'Ivoire, Southern Ghana Africa,West Africa,Ghana
Creator Name-CRT: Akan
Title: Standing Female Figure (Akua'ba)
Title Type: preferred
View: Front view
Creation Start Date: 1875
Creation End Date: 1925
Creation Date: Late 19th/early 20th century
Creation Place: Africa,West Africa,Ghana
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Wood, glass beads, cord, shell, copper alloy
Dimensions: H: 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm); W: 2 3/4 in. (6.9 cm); D: 2 3/4 in. (6.9 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1996.40
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, O. Renard Goltra Fund.
Subject Description: Standing female figure with tall, cylindrical coiffure. Broad, block-lilke head with large, crescent-shaped eyes; small semi-circular ears. Coiffure separated into two, tall cylindrical columns arranged at PR and PL of head; incised with scallop pattern. Long thin neck with incised scallop pattern. Represented with several bead necklaces. Armless torso with projecting conical-shaped breasts; raised line of squares above navel; slighty raised navel; several strands of beads around waist. Raised line of squares arranged in arrow-shape at shoulder area of back; rounded, slightly projecting buttocks. Round, plank-like legs with unarticulated feet; strands of beads around PR knee and ankles. Loss of front of feet and PR coiffure.
Style or Period: Fante, Akan
AMICA ID: AIC_.1996.40
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998

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