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Kongo Pfemba Maternity Figure
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
- Presumed dating
- 1st half XXth century
- 22 x 7 cm
- Expert's estimate
- 385 - 425 €
- Ethnic group
- Kongo / Bakongo
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Tribal art collection Belgium
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