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Figure, D88.225

Physical Description

Light weight and light yellow (natural) wood carving of woman nursing infant sitting on Ashanti stool. Woman with somewhat severe but realistic expression wearing long sleeveless dress with wide shoulder straps. Face and head of figure has much semblance to ancient Egyptian forms seen in hieroglyphics, carvings, etc. Carving has rather a severe precision about it that suggests both talents in both craft and art of artist. General appearance is of nicely carved sculpture little handled and in good condition. Base of carving has printed on it in pencil "KWAME BEDIAKO" (presumably the artist) and "ACHIMOTA" the location which is within Accra, Ghana, and the date "1954". Carving has a rather unique precision about it showing both craft and artistic skills. General appearance is of a nicely carved sculpture (repaired right arm), little handled, and in generally good condition. NOTE: Base is mislabelled as F88.225. 1954 = date on bottom of figure

Research Notes

Light weight and light yellow (natural) wood carving of woman nursing infant sitting on Ashanti stool. Woman with somewhat severe but realistic expression wearing long sleeveless dress with wide shoulder straps. Face and head of figure has much semblance to ancient Egyptian forms seen in hieroglyphics, carvings, etc. Carving has rather a severe precision about it that suggests both talents in both craft and art of artist. General appearance is of nicely carved sculpture little handled and in good condition. Base of carving has printed on it in pencil "KWAME BEDIAKO" (presumably the artist) and "ACHIMOTA" the location which is within Accra, Ghana, and the date "1954". Carving has a rather unique 'precision' about it showing both craft and artistic skills. General appearance is of a nicely carved sculpture (repaired right arm), little handled, and in generally good condition. NOTE: Base is mislabelled as F88.225. 1954 = date on bottom of figure

Height = approx. 185mm. —Joel A Vanderburg
Akan/Ashanti —Joel A Vanderburg
Accra, Ghana, West Africa. Location = Achimota (within Accra).
Wood
Trinket.
Light weight and light yellow (natural) wood carving of woman nursing infant sitting on Ashanti stool. Woman with somewhat severe but realistic expression wearing long sleeveless dress with wide shoulder straps. Face and head of figure has much semblance to ancient Egyptian forms seen in hierglyphics, carvings, etc. Carving has rather a severe precision about it that suggests both talents in both craft and art of artist. General appearance is of nicely carved sculpture little handled and in good condition. Base of carving has printed on it in pencil "KWAME BEDIAKO" (presumably the artist) and "ACHIMOTA" the location which is within Accra, Ghana, and the date "1954". Carving has a rather unique 'precision' about it showing both craft and artistic skills. General appearance is of a nicely carved sculpture (repaired right arm), little handled, and in generally good condition. NOTE: Base is mislabelled as F88.225.
1954 = date on bottom of figure
Height = approx. 185mm.

Provenance

Locality:

Maker

Maker: Kwame Bediako

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 190 x 57 x 57mm

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