AKAN FIGURE 1, Ghana

Photographs © Tim Hamill

AKAN
Figure 1
10.5" high
$800

This figure has been vetted as being authentic with signs of use and age, probably mid 20th century.

This very heavy, dense figure (2 lbs. 10 oz. without the base) is carved of old wood, the cracks on the left side are stable. The heavily encrusted patina, a libation with traces of eggshells, has broken off around the base and is still fragile on the chest and the lower sides of the face (see detail below). There is an iron staple on top.

 

 

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