For offer is a lovely and early West Coast African hand carved wood sculpture from the Fanti tribe in Ghana of a Mother Nursing her Child. Primitive, tribal with excellent details and execution are incredible, primitive and time-honoured. She's a lovely woman, with hugh distinctive eyes, tightly braided hair and several necklaces that cover the expanse of her neck, dangling earrings and a shell necklace with bright glass beads. She also has large projectile breasts with a babe in her lap that she is trying to feed. Her lower body is covered by a native loin cloth and has tongs on her feet. The infant is wearing several strands of glass beads around his neck. She is sitting and would have to be displayed as such. This maternity image is very rarely seen and is quite remarkable.
CONDITION: The condition is excellent with no damage of any kind, though of course there is age appropriate wear to the wood.
SIZE: This is a very large hand carved and adorned statue measuring 25" high x 9 " wide and 9 1/2" deep. For display purposes, the height to the back of her legs is 6" and 5 3/4" deep.
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