Carved wooden "Akua mona" doll, flattened face wit

Made:
1840-1910

Carved wooden "Akua mona" doll, flattened face with bead strands for hair, pillar-like body, carved by expectant mothers in order that the child shall be beautiful, West African, 1840-1910

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A655937
Materials:
glass, beads, straw, wood
type:
doll
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
  • statue
  • figurine
credit:
Branch, H.C.
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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