FANTE / ASANTE MATERNITY FIGURES ARCHIVES, Ghana


The figures below have been sold and are left here for educational and research purposes.

For UNSOLD Asante maternity figures GO TO ASANTE MATERNITY FIGURES PAGE

 

FANTE
MATERNITY 1
SOLD

 

FANTE
MATERNITY 2
SOLD

ASANTE
MATERNITY 14
SOLD

ASANTE
Maternity 17
SOLD

ASANTE
Maternity 15
18" high
SOLD

ASANTE
Maternity 16
15" high
SOLD

ASANTE
Maternity 18
18.25" high
SOLD

FANTE
Maternity 9
36" high
SOLD

FANTE
Maternity 10
27" high
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

FANTE MATERNITY FIGURES, Ghana

Despite their appearance these figures were probably made to be sold.

Seated female figures were found in shrines or as part of popular drum ensembles among the Fante known as Ntan or Ompe. These sculpted maternity figures are prominent parts of the drum stand where large drums leaning on their sides are supported on elevated platforms with sculptures attached to them such as these female figures.

--- from Mato, D. ëAspects: Akan Cultures in Ghanaí. Gemeentemuseum, Den Hague. 2001.

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