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Maternity figure – Wood – Yoruba – Nigeria


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Beautiful wooden maternity figure from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria.
Exhibiting a wide diversity in size, symbolism, intimacy and style. African maternity figures depict the ideals of beauty, fertility, character and action and many signify much more, whether the primordial mother or a legendary founding ancestor. Commonly used as shrine figures, they were often objects of petitions or prayers for fertility and successful births.

Good condition with traces of wear and tear. Typical and powerful appearance. Nice patina of use and a great detailed coiffure.

Provenance: Manfred Schäfer collection, ex- gallery owner from Ulm, Germany.

Object: Maternity figure
Ethnic group/ culture: Yoruba
Region/ country: Nigeria
Material: Wood
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Good
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 33×13×12 cm
Weight: 900 g


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