African Sculpture(667 items)
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Featured Reviews on African Sculpture
Striking Piece of Artwork
The beadwork on this item is stunning. I only wish that the head and ears on mine were a little more cat-like. (I am a cat lover.)
Rich stone and lovely design
This is a large piece with waves of rich brown amidst lighter hues. It is very smooth to the touch. The turtle is pleasant.
I hesitated in purchasing for a few months but now that I purchase it ....I love it! It looks good with other pieces I purchase from Ghana..
Francis Agbete Wood masks and leather desk sets
"I have always helped my father when he's needed me, so coming to assist my father at the workshop at this time of my educational career was not a new job for me."
Popular African Sculpture
Romantic Wood Sculpture, "Dancers in Black"
With arms lifted overhead, partners place a hand on each other's waist and perform a graceful dance. The lithe couple forms an abstract knot with their slender bodies. George Obeng carves the beautiful piece from mahogany wood and gives it a rich black finish.
Hand Carved Wooden Sculpture of Hand Holding Egg, "Authority is Like an Egg"
Perched gently yet firmly within the fingers, this egg can by symbolic of many different things. The Ghanaian artist George Obeng carves this sculpture with a powerful African proverb in mind, however, likening authority to an egg because if held too tightly, the egg will shatter. Conversely, if the egg is held too loosely between the fingers, it will slip and fall. The sculpture is hand carved and finished with a strikingly dark shade of acrylic paint and mansion polish.
Artisan Crafted Wood Sculpture (Set of 5), "Duck Family"
Carved by hand from sleek African ebony, five ducklings swim together. Ghana's Francis Agbete names the set — "the duck family" in the Ewe language. "We should know we all belong to a family," he says. "These carvings remind each one of it."
Mother and Child Modern Wood Sculpture Carved by Hand, "Thinking Mother"
Sitting, she cradles her baby in one hand, her face in the other. Her thoughtful mood transpires through this extraordinary sculpture. Victoria Agyepomaa combines modern art with tradition in celebration of motherhood. The sculpture is carved by hand of sese wood with the torso missing and her dress painted blue and white.
The ancient town of Ahwiaa in Ghana is a community of people who have worked with clay and wood for ages. The... read more