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Maternity figure – Wood – Yombe – Congo


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Powerfull Yombe maternity figure from DR Congo.
The 300,000 YOMBE people are artistically prolific. Their maternity figures have a high pointed or rounded coiffure incised with geometric motifs.
This superb example of Kongo sculpture shows the emphasis given to the head and detailed body. This female figure embodied a gentler spiritual force then the threatening male figures and was used for fertility rituals. A child is laying on her lap.
Good condition with beautiful scarifications and traces of tribal use.

Object Maternity Figure
Ethnic group: Yombe
Country: Congo
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 34x13x11 cm
Weight: 1100 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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