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Title

Pair of Figures from a Shrine Group

Artist

Kwaku Benpoh

Date

First half 20th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Pair of Figures from a Shrine Group, Kwaku Benpoh
Pair of Figures from a Shrine Group: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Sculpture | Wood, metal, ribbon
Size: 15 1/8 x 7 x 3 in. (38.4 x 17.8 x 7.6 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Ghana, West Africa region
Culture: Asante, Africa, Ghana, West Africa region
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Sticker 'D', on blue sticker, on bottom
Physical Description: standing male and female couple, facing forward; man on L wears short pants and has linear scarifications on checks, with PL hand on woman's neck; woman at R wears a 'soul wishes' medallion hanging from a ribbon around her neck; woman has PL hand next to
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund and gift of funds from N. Bud and Beverly Grossman
Accession Number: 99.166.1
Artist: Kwaku Benpoh, d.1936
Role: Artist
Nationality: , Ashanti
Life Dates: d.1936
Added to Site: February 28, 2009