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.
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