Maternity figure - Kulango - Ivory Coast - SOLD

Maternity representations in African art: Koulango art

This statue is a representation of woman to child 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. Verticality is supported by the large ogival crown. Presence of pearl necklaces.

Maternity clinics are particularly appreciated and sought after because they symbolize a central theme in African arts: that of fertility and filiation. In addition, Koulango statues are not frequent which further supports the remarkable character of this statue. Indigenous repair potentially visible.

This beautiful statue of a mother and her child has been sold by our art gallery, expert in Belgium.

Origin : private collection Jaspart, FranceDating : 1950'sSize : 58 x 11 cmMaterials : wood, beads

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
Ethnic group
Koulango / Kulango
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Ivory Coast
Origin
Tribal art collection France

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