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ID number:  BIRRC-D0077
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Title / Object name:  Small female bust
Object type:  Ivory
Place made:  Africa: Ghana
Culture:  Ghanaian
Collector:  Danford, John
Materials:  Ivory and ebony
Measurements:  11 cm

On a turned ebony base. Tribal provenance unknown. Collected in 1949. According to W.Fagg it was made for tourists.

This statuette is carved from ivory and set into a wooden base. Its provenance is unknown, but it may have originated in North Ghana. The carving style emphasises the soft features and smooth head of the woman.

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Danford, John

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