Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Fertility doll (akua’ba)
Asante people, Ghana
Wood
H: 32.5; W: 10.5 cm
Gift of Dr. Israel Samuelly, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B00.1702
 
 

Publications:
Newton, Douglas, African and Oceanic Art in Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2001, English
Beauty and Sanctity: the Israel Museum at 40. A Series of Exhibitions Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2006

Exhibition:
Highlights of the Collection: African and Oceanic Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Beyond the Eye of the Beholder: Ideals of Human Beauty in Africa and the Americas, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 01/03/2005 - 17/01/2006, Winter-Fall 2005

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir