Carved wooden doll or "Akua mma", in stylized form

Made:
1880-1930 in Africa
maker:
Ashanti people

Carved wooden doll or "Akua mma", in stylized form representing the Ashanti idol of beauty, carried by Women to prevent deformity in their children, Ashanti, 1880-1930

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A158513
type:
doll
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
  • statue
  • figurine
credit:
Glendining
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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