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Vintage Ashanti Female Fertility Figure (Akuaba)

Vintage Ashanti Female Fertility Figure (Akuaba)

This hand carved wooden ritual fertility figure from the Ashanti people in Ghana is one of the most recognized African art forms the world over. These carvings, called akuaba, are blessed by priests, then carried by the women in the tribe who wish to become pregnant or to ensure the health and beauty of a child
Museum Mount Replica XVIII Dynasty, Egyptian Head

Museum Mount Replica XVIII Dynasty, Egyptian Head

This head depicts an official with the typical flared, striated wig, prominent ears and almond-shaped eyes. He probably lived during the New Kingdom,1427-1401 B.C., during the reign of Amenhotep II, Dynasty XVIII.