17 tall and 19 in diameter. This is a Unity Sculpture from Ghana.
It's a 7-Head Unity Sculpture. The people of Ghana are known for their wood carvings. They are some of the most skilled woodcarvers among all the African tribes. The Unity sculpture represents the African struggle for freedom and unity of the people. These are made from the roots of a tree.It really takes a skilled artisan to pull off because it has to be carved from one piece and without splitting or cracking the wood. If either happens, the artist has to start over. The wood has some aging and slight signs of wear. This piece likely dates from closer to the 60s/70s. It looks like maybe it was carved from the root of blackwood or maybe sese wood. It's very well done and a 7-head sculpture is a more detailed and larger one.
It's also much harder to carve. The item "Mid Century Large 7 Head Unity Sculpture African Carved Wood Ghana" is in sale since Monday, July 30, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Figures & Sculptures". The seller is "craigsresaletreasures" and is located in Palm Springs, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.