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Fertility doll (akua’ba)

Fertility doll (<i>akua’ba</i>)

Fertility doll (akua’ba)

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

Arts/Africa
From the Israel Museum 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, Zalmona, Yigal, 2006

Exhibitions:

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

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