Lot: 83

92nd Tribal Art Auction

Memorial head "mma"

Ghana, Akan - Kwahu

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
René Rickli, Olten, Switzerland H: 13 inch sold

ceramic/ terracotta, blackish coating, rep., base A characteristic of Kwahu sculpture are disc-shaped heads resting on a ringed neck. Both were a symbol of beauty with the Kwahu and strongly remind of the fertility dolls of the Akan.