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ID: 300260043
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300260043

 

Record Type: concept
akua'mma (dolls (figurines), figurines, ... Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Fertility figures, usually female, of abstracted form, with disk-like heads with high oval foreheads and most often having horizontal arms, cylindrical torso, breasts, and navel; among Asante of West Africa believed to ensure conception and successful birth.
 
Terms:
akua'mma (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,PN)
akua'mma (Dutch-P,D,U,U)
akua'mma (Portuguese-P,D,L,PN)
akua'ba (C,U,English,AD,U,SN)
akua'ba (Portuguese,AD,U,SN)
akuaba (C,U,English,UF,U,U)
akuaba (Portuguese,UF,U,SN)
fertility dolls (West African akuaba) (C,U,English,UF,U,N)
註生偶 (C,U,Chinese (traditional)-P,D,U)
zhù shēng ǒu (C,U,Chinese (transliterated Hanyu Pinyin)-P,UF,U)
zhu sheng ou (C,U,Chinese (transliterated Pinyin without tones)-P,UF,U)
chu sheng ou (C,U,Chinese (transliterated Wade-Giles)-P,UF,U)
Akua'mma (C,U,German-P,D,B)
akua mma (C,U,Spanish-P,D,U,PN)
akua ba (C,U,Spanish,AD,U,SN)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  V.VC

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name)
.... Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of Visual Works (hierarchy name)
........ Visual Works (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of visual works (works)
............ visual works (works) (G)
Hierarchy of <visual works by material or technique>
................ <visual works by material or technique> (G)
Hierarchy of sculpture (visual works)
.................... sculpture (visual works) (G)
Hierarchy of <sculpture by subject type>
........................ <sculpture by subject type> (G)
Hierarchy of figurines
............................ figurines (G)
Hierarchy of dolls (figurines)
................................ dolls (figurines) (G)
Hierarchy of akua'mma
.................................... akua'mma (G)

Additional Notes:
Chinese (traditional) ..... 象徵生育能力的抽象化人偶,通常為女性形象,頭部為圓盤狀,具橢圓狀的高額頭,多半具有水平舉起的手臂、圓柱狀軀幹、乳房和肚臍;西非的阿善提人相信,這種人偶可保祐婦女求子和順產。 
Dutch ..... Te gebruiken voor, gewoonlijk vrouwelijke, vruchtbaarheidsfiguren, abstract van vorm, met een schijfvormig hoofd, een hoog ovaal voorhoofd en meestal horizontale armen, een cilindervormige romp, borsten en navel; garanderen naar de overtuiging van de Asante in West-Afrika de bevruchting en een voorspoedige geboorte. 
German ..... Fruchtbarkeitsfigur, meist weiblich, mit abstrakten Formen, scheibenartigen Vorderköpfen und meist horizontalen Armen, einem zylindrischen Oberkörper, Brüsten und Bauchnabel; gilt bei den Asante in West-Afrika als Helfer für Befruchtung und glückliche Geburt. 
Portuguese ..... Figuras de fertilidade, geralmente femininas, de forma abstrata, com cabeças que parecem discos com testas grandes ovais e frequentemente com braços horizontais, torso cilíndrico, seios e umbigo; entre o povo Asante do oeste da África, acreditava-se que garantia uma concepção e um nascimento bem-sucedidos. 
Spanish ..... Úsese para estatuillas de fertilidad, usualmente femeninas de formas abstractas, con cabezas en forma de disco con frente alta y oval y la mayoría con brazos horizontales, torso, pecho y ombligo cilíndrico; entre los Asante de África occidental creían que aseguraba la concepción y un nacimiento exitoso. 

Sources and Contributors:
註生偶............  [AS-Academia Sinica Preferred]
...........  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
akua'ba............  [VP, VP-intern]
.................  Contributed as a candidate term AFRART - March 1995
.................  Oxford Companion to Art (1984) 19
.................  Portuguese Translation Intern Project (2020-)
akua ba............  [CDBP-SNPC, VP]
.................  Tesauro de Arte & Arquitectura (TAA) [online] (2000-)
.................  Willett, Arte Africano (1999) 112
akuaba............  [VP, VP-intern]
.................  Antiques Roadshow (2001-)
.................  Museu Afro-Brasileiro. Setor África (2005) 9
.................  Portuguese Translation Intern Project (2020-)
akua'mma............  [CDBP-SNPC, RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred, VP Preferred, VP-intern Preferred]
.................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
.................  Personal Communication Janet Stanley, National Museum of African Art, 1/96
.................  Portuguese Translation Intern Project (2020-)
.................  Sieber and Walker, African Art (1987) 44
.................  Tesauro de Arte & Arquitectura (TAA) [online] (2000-)
akua mma............  [CDBP-SNPC Preferred]
.................  Tesauro de Arte & Arquitectura (TAA) [online] (2000-)
.................  Willett, Arte Africano (1999) 112
Akua'mma............  [IfM-SMB-PK Preferred]
.................  Cipolletti und Ritz-Müller, Langsamer Abschied (1989) 189
.................  McNeill, Das Gesicht (2004) 456
.................  Schönhuth, Das Einsetzen der Nacht in die Rechte des Tages (1991) 106
chu sheng ou............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
.......................  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
fertility dolls (West African akuaba)............  [VP]
..............................................................  Personal Communication Janet Stanley, National Museum of African Art, 1985.
zhu sheng ou............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
.......................  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
zhù shēng ǒu............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
.......................  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
 
Subject: .....  [AS-Academia Sinica, CDBP-SNPC, IfM-SMB-PK, RKD, AAT-Ned, VP, VP-intern]
............  AAT-Ned (1994-)
............  Cole and Ross, Arts of Ghana (1977) 103; akuaba
............  Portuguese Translation Intern Project (2020-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Sieber and Walker, African Art (1987)
Chinese (traditional) .......... [AS-Academia Sinica]
.......... AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)
German .......... [IfM-SMB-PK]
.......... IfM Berlin
Portuguese .......... [VP-intern]
.......... Portuguese Translation Intern Project (2020-)
Spanish .......... [CDBP-SNPC]
.......... TAA database (2000-)

 

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