African Carved Wood Statue of Mother Breastfeeding Her Baby

Aug 08, 2022. 17:34 UTC
African Carved Wood Statue of Mother Breastfeeding Her Baby
Anne
United States of America

Category
Sculptures

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Yes
Description

African Carved Wood Statue of Mother Breastfeeding Her Baby Beautiful hand-carved mother nursing infant, has some cracks as can be seen in the pictures. Was told it was from Africa when I purchased it (through eBay) but not what region. Not sure of what type of wood it is but it is fairly light.

Dimensions

15 3/4 inches tall 3 3/4 inches wide 2 1/2 inches deep Weights 15 ounces

Provenance

This hand-carved nursing mother and infant statue is from Africa, although I don't know what region. It was acquired through eBay.

Answered within about 5 hours
Aug 08, 22:31 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$100 - $150 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$200 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, the back with incised markings and with white highlights throughout.
15 3/4 inches tall
CONDITION: appears to be in generally good condition with some embellished patina.
PROVENANCE: acquired from eBay seller
$100-150*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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