African Sculpture(660 items)
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Featured Reviews on African Sculpture
Beautiful hand carving
I was very impressed with the quality of the wood carving with the giraffe. Very excited to have it displayed in my house.
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.)
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..
Bright Kofi Agbetey Hand-carved sculptures
"I earned very well at this market through the sale of my work, which afforded me the opportunity to further my education, and also assist my younger siblings through school."
"I started to learn the skill of carving at age 12 when I’d go to visit my father, Mr. Samuel Komla Agbetey at his workshop when I returned from school. I... read more
Popular African Sculpture
Hand Carved Wood Sculpture of Family from Ghana, "Mother's Children"$99.99
Hoping to become one of the greatest artists in Africa, Ghana's Raymond Yaw Afari uses his work to help continue his education. Carving this sculpture by hand from local sese wood, he names it in Akan, meaning "mother." A strong, motherly figure holds hands with three children in this piece, reflecting the beauty in family.
Artisan Crafted African Antelope Sculptures (Set of 5), "African Antelopes"$77.99
Carved by hand from precious teakwood, animals of Africa come alive in Bright Kofi Agbetey's talented hands. A family of five antelopes graze together on the savanna. "Antelopes are adorable animals and I like their calm nature," the artisan confides.
Handcarved Dark Brown Wood Giraffe Sculpture from Ghana, "Giraffe II"$89.99
Using local tools, Ghanaian artisan Bright Kofi Agbetey skillfully hand carves this sleek wood giraffe sculpture. The figure is captured tilting its head back, as if about to pluck some leaves or a piece of fruit from a tall tree. The rustic dark brown painted finish creates the impression of a silhouette, as if the animal was seen eating after the sun has begun to set. The sculpture stands steady on a brown wood base for easy display.
Hand Carved Wooden Sculpture of Hand Holding Egg, "Authority is Like an Egg"$79.99
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.