A YOMBE MOTHER AND CHILD FIGURE

Provenance: Philip and Rosalind Goldman, London

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.

Yombe group, Democratic Republic of Congo
Wood, 17 x 8 cm

Price: € 4.500,-