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With plaited lobed coiffure, adorned with strings of very fine small glass and shell beads around her ankles, abdomen, wrists and neck
Fine old crusty black patina, some termite damage to the feet, one nipple missing
Late 19th Century – Early 20th Century
Size: 48cm high – 19 ins high
The distinctive hairdo of this figure made of two horn like plaits is probably a mark of high status or religious sanctity as priestesses among the Ashante wear their hair in a similar mode. The high forehead and sculptural emphasis given to the head symbolizes ideal beauty. Displaying a confident standing pose the body conveys a sense of being.
|Height||48.00 cm||(18.90 inches)|