203 - Akan or Asante funerary head

Ghana or Ivory Coast

Another classic hairstyle, this one is made up of small buns evenly distributed on top of the head. Again, the eyes appear closed, but the finely carved eyebrows, nose, and mouth graciously coordinate to make this head, with its long ringed neck, according to Akan criteria and ideals, a truly touching piece, all the more so as it suggests the head of a child...

H. 23 cm
Dating: 18th century

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