Kongo Pfemba Maternity Figure

€180.00

The theme of motherhood in traditional African art. Feminine statue celebrating women not only for her fertility for her ability to interact with spirits. Character in seated posture. The child is presented to the viewer. Beautiful anatomy of the face very expressive. The eyes are encrusted with white pigment to infuse life. Scarifications on the upper body.

Cf. Trésors d'Afrique, Musée de Tervuren, 1995
Cf. Le Geste Kôngo, Dapper, 2002

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
22 x 7 cm
Expert's estimate
385 - 425 €
Ethnic group
Kongo / Bakongo
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Excellent

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