Magnificent Kongo Maternity from DRC, in very hard and very dense wood, with a magnificent patina.
It is finely carved with scarifications in relief on the torso, sharp teeth and a decorated rounded headdress.
This figurine was used in rites associated to feminine fertility; it presents traces of wear.
Dating: 1960 /1970
Sold with a certificate of authenticity, original piece.
From a personal collection acquired over the years, guaranteeing origin and authentic provenance.
Height without the stand: 18 cm
Width without the stand: 8 cm;
Weight, including the stand: 0.425 kilograms.
Stand included in the sale.
Careful packaging, registered shipment.
- Old Nkisi maternity statuette
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- DR Congo
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 18×8×8 cm
- 425 g