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Maternity figure – Beads, Wood – Ovimbundu – Congo


Object Maternity Figure
Ethnic group: Ovimbundu
Country: Congo
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 42x12x10 cm
Weight: 1100 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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SKU: 20.35 Category: Tags: , , ,

Great maternity figure from the Ovimbundu tribe of DR Congo.
Sculpture featuring a young Ovimbundu woman whose child is sucking on her breast. Both faces with beaded eyes, whose forehead bears a single arabesque scarification, is hollowed out into a heart. As for the hairstyle, it evokes the one, fashioned with oil and red ochre, of young girls nyaneka following the efuko ritual.



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