Maternity figure - Wood - Yombe - DR Congo

Description
Maternity figure - Wood - Yombe - DR Congo
Mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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 traces of tribal use and a good aged patina.

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).

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Lot details
Object
Maternity figure
Ethnic group/ culture
Yombe
Region/ country
DR Congo
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
65×28×27 cm
Weight
3500 g
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