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    pair of african female figures, attributed akan/fante people, circa late 20th century

    Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century
    • Antique Pair Of African Female Figures, Attributed Akan/Fante People, Circa Late 20th Century

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    ITEM 1510 CONDITION
    Items are in damaged condition with weathered paint where it was originally painted black, visible chips, and cracks due to age, handling, and usage.

     
    ITEM 1510 DESCRIPTION
    A pair of African female figures attributed to the African Akan/Fante People of West Africa (Ghana).
    Both female figures appear to be identical in every characteristic except for the missing belt on one of the female figures.
    The belt and the necklaces appear to be gold metallic threads that have been braided.
    The female figures are standing barefoot on a round pedestal base and a square pedestal base.
    They are both wearing breech cloths; their arms are outstretched; the fingers are evident.
    The neck has rolls; a sign of beauty and prosperity.
    The heads are large with a disc-shaped hairstyle.
    The facial features; large top-curved eyes, hooked nose, and a full mouth; the ears with holes are evident and may have had ear bobs made of gold metallic threads.
    There are double Xs' on the back of the head; the front of the head has spaced geometric patterns.
    While the figure is called Akua'ba (Akua's child), it is clearly not meant to resemble a child.
    The figure is always female since Akan culture is matrilineal.
    Most Akua'ba figures are abstract, however, the figures have become marketable tourist items, and have been crafted for tourists.
    They have been taken out of context, and cultural tastes might add beads and paint, and marketed as a universal symbol of Africa.
     
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    Maker/Artist:
    African Akan/Fante People
    Materials:
    Wood
    Width (cm):
    13
    Height (cm):
    34
    Depth (cm):
    5.5
    Price: £400.00

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    HL & HL Antiquities Ltd.

    HL & HL Antiquities Ltd. was originally established in the 1970s and traded until 1982. After several years in hibernation, we proudly restarted our business in 2010 with much of the stock that we built up during that period. A trading organisation from inception, we sell items in the seven categories we specialise in: Ancient Civilisation Antiquities, Art, Books, Chinese Snuff Bottles, Collectables, General Antiques and Visiting Card Cases. We cover a wide variety of antiques, artefacts and collectables; our range encompasses everything from affordable items that promote beginners and new collectors, to those that satisfy the demands and tastes of the more mature and serious collector. We refer to auctioneers, art and museum experts for the authenticity of our stock to advise us and our customers on their demands and needs, ensuring confidence and provenance. Our mission is to give a unique service to our customers and to ensure their satisfaction with the items that they purchase from us, with authenticity and quality. We always strive to serve better.

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