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Akuaba (Akwaaba, Akwaba)

Ashanti, Ghana. Pigments.

Height 14", sitting on a hand carved throne. Deity and throne carved from same piece of wood.Termed, Akuaba, a protective, guidance spirit.

Oral history has it that Akuaba (Akwaaba, Akwaba) used to be the benefactor deity of widowed women and orphaned children.

At any rate, a mother/child spirit is priceless to Africans, as is a mother/child image to countless groups around the world.

Ezn. 139

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