- Museum number
Akua'ba, female 'doll' figure; made of wood with rectangular head, ringed neck, breasts, and projecting navel. Pupils made of white ?shell set into ?resin. Facial features, breasts, scarification marks and navel pyro-decorated. Columnar torso expanding to base. Remains of three wooden dowels in top of head, hole for missing fourth dowel. Back of head pyro- decorated with geometric patterns. Suspension loop protrudes from back of head.
- Production date
- 1900-1939 (circa)
Height: 27.50 centimetres
Width: 4.40 centimetres
Depth: 3.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Eth.Doc.1982. File ref. A/3/44/66/21.
Apparently acquired subsequent to 1939 loan material from Warwick Museum (see Loans-in Register).
- Not on display
- Fair; three dowels damaged, one missing from top of head.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number