African Carved Statue of Seated Mother Nursing an Infant

Aug 13, 2022. 19:05 UTC
African Carved  Statue of Seated Mother Nursing an Infant
Anne
United States of America

Category
Sculptures

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Yes
Description

This is a beautiful African hand-carved wood statue of a mother seated and breastfeeding her baby. It is in wonderful condition, with no chips or cracks.

Dimensions

15 inches tall 4 inches wide 3.5 inches deep Weight: 1 pound 3 ounces

Provenance

This is beautiful African hand-carved wood statue of a mother seated and breastfeeding her baby, with no chips or cracks, was acquired through a private sale on eBay. She is part of my collection of about 50 breastfeeding statues from around the world.

Answered within about 4 hours
Aug 13, 23:33 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$125 - $175 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$225 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Anne,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
This is probably from the Akuaba area of Southern Ghana and the Fanti people, though it looks like it was made for the export (ie tourist) market in the 20th Century, with more decorative than historic value.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage Fanti carved mother and child group
Akuaba area of Southern Ghana, 20th Century
The carved hardwood figure depicting a mother and nursing child seated on a stool, feet with carvings to the undersides, with an elaborately carved headdress
15 inches tall
CONDITION: appears to be in generally good condition with some embellished patina.
PROVENANCE: acquired from eBay seller
$125-175*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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