Ghana, Ashanti people

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Description

Figure of Esi Mansa mother and child
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Ceramic
25 x 19 x 13" OVERALL
Ceramic figure of an Esi Mansa mother breast feeding an infant These maternity figures, are placed in cult shrines and are thought to enhance the fertility of women, give support during birth and ensure welfare and sufficient nourishment.

Date

n.d.

Creator

Ghana, Ashanti people

Source

Gift of Dr. Fima and Jere Lifshitz

Identifier

2020.003.029

Collection

Citation

Ghana, Ashanti people, “Ghana, Ashanti people,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 24, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/16579.