Fine Ashanti Maternity Figure by Osei Bonsu, Ghana
height 18 3/4in (47.5cm)
seated in upright posture on a four-legged stool, the mother with pronounced breasts with her child laying on her lap, her finely braided coiffure above a classic Bonsu face with naturalistic, elegant features, she wears only rings around her neck, wrists and below her knees; fine black, encrusted patina.
Jeremiah Fogelson, Oregon
Private American Collection
Sotheby's, New York, May 2002 (Lot 85)
Private Collection, New York
Cole H. and Ross D., The Arts of Ghana, Los Angeles, 1977, fig. 87
Ross, D., 'The Art of Osei Bonsu,' African Arts, v. XVII, No. 2, 28-40, 1984.
- Please note the work is published in Cole, Herbert, Icons: Ideals and Power in the Art of Africa, 1989, fig. 87, not The Arts of Ghana.