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A fine Bono wooden Aku'aba

A fine Bono wooden Aku'aba

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1960: Item # 1299114

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The northern neighbors of the Asante people, the Bono people, create female Aku'aba dolls for ritual use, such as this excellent example. Only slight differences exist between the features of these people's dolls (primarily seen in the shape of the heads), Bono examples being more triangular in shape rather than round (Asante) or rectangular (Fante). The doll is 14"H x 5.50"W, in very fine condition with a honey-brown, shiny, aged patina with traces of kaolin pigment. Glass beads have been strung around the neck and lower body. From Ghana, mid 20th century. Provenance: Old Florida private collection, 1970's.