LUBA MATERNITY FIGURES



LUBA
Figure 2
18.5" high
$600

LUBA
Figure 3
21.5" high
$600

The figures below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

LUBA
Figure 1
SOLD

LUBA
Figure 5
SOLD

LUBA
Figure 4
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

LUBA MATERNITY FIGURES, DRC

Exhibiting a wide diversity in size, symbolism, intimacy and style., African maternity figures depict the ideals of beauty, fertility, character and action and many signify much more, whether the primordial mother or a legendary founding ancestor. Commonly used as shrine figures, they were often objects of petitions or prayers for fertility and successful births. The prevelance of the maternity theme testifies to the importance of women and children to the continuity of each people.

Despite their traditional form and appearance, these figures exhibit little use or age and were probably made to be sold.

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