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    Two Akan Commemorative Portraits
    Ghana, 19th century

    One a gray earthenware with the facial features small, delicate, set in an expression of contemplation and peace. A little button of clay near the center of the forehead. It has an elaborate hairdo of piled ringlets above dots that may indicate that the head was shaved up to the ringlets. The other brown earthenware, globular in form, with three raised coils of hair and a raised crescent shape on back of head. Finely sculpted facial features. Both in good condition, appropriate for age, origin, and material; each with a patina from exposure to the elements age. Each with a custom metal base.

    See: The Arts of Ghana, by Herbert M. Cole and Doran H. Ross, 1977, University of California, Los Angeles, pages 122-130.

    Heights: 7 and 6 inches


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    July, 2021
    14th Wednesday
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