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Maternity figure - Wood - Yombe - Congo DRC - Asian African Art
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Maternity figure – Wood – Yombe – Congo DRC


Mid 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object:Maternity figure
Ethnic group/ culture:Yombe
Region/ country:Congo DRC
Period:mid 20th century
Condition:Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand:No
Dimensions:30×12×8 cm
Weight:900 g

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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 with its filed teeth. This female figure embodied a gentler spiritual force then the threatening male figures and was used for fertility rituals. One child is sitting on her lap and the figure has beautiful scarifications over her body.

Good condition with traces of tribal use.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).