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Maternity figure - Kulango - Ivory Coast

€245.00

Motherhood in traditional African art

This African statue is a representation of a pregnant woman embodying the matrilineal traditions of the Akan honored in a cult of fertility. On the morphological level, the neck is stretched and ringed, as is often the case in the Koulango art corpus, the body is quite narrow and slender.

The verticality is supported by the large headdress bent back. Maternity clinics are particularly appreciated and sought after because they symbolize a central theme in African arts: that of fertility and filiation. In addition, traditional Koulango statues are not common.

39 x 7 cm

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Circa 1960
Size
Ethnic group
Koulango / Kulango
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Ivory Coast
Origin
Tribal art collection France

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