akuaba (Figure)

Physical description

A pair of thin akuaba figures side-by-side on a rectangular base that has a geometric triangular design on it. Both figures have extremely long, vertically rectangular heads with eyes, a thin nose line that extends to the brows above, and a small rectangular mouth. Multiple horizontal rings are carved around the long necks. The downward and outward flaring bodies have short arms or breasts at the front with a navel. The lower portion of the bodies are decorated with two pairs of multi-coloured beaded bands.