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ID number:  BIRRC-NS0036
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Nicklin Salmons Collection
Title / Object name:  Ak'uaba Fertility Doll
Object type:  Figurine
Culture:  Ghana
Materials:  Wood

A carved wooden fertility doll from Ghana with a large circular head and simplisitc facial features and body. See also RCC026 and RCC057.

Notes:  Most likely Ashanti or Fante- Used by women who want to have children, a fertility doll representing the moon that is a worn on the woman's back in the hope that it will transfer the spirit into her womb so that she can become pregnant or ensure the attractiveness of her children.

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