A YOMBE MOTHER AND CHILD FIGURE

Yombe group, Democratic Republic of Congo

Ex Collection Philip and Rosalind Goldman, London

Wood, 17 x 8 cm

 

The mother and child theme is common in the carving of the Yombe, one of the many Congo ethnic groups. This sculpture was likely placed in a shrine to honor the ancestral mothers of lineage

This maternity figure is an idealized Congo archetype of feminine beauty.

Price on request.