MATERNITY FIGURES

 YOMBE
MATERNITY FIGURES

 

 LUBA
MATERNITY FIGURES

 

 YOMBE
MATERNITY FIGURES

BENALUA
STOOL
15.5", $400

 

 YORUBA
MATERNITY FIGURES

BAMANA JO MATERNITY FIGURES

 

 BAULE
MATERNITY FIGURES

  DOGON MATERNITY FIGURES

  SENUFO MATERNITY FIGURES

 

EKET
Figure 30
22", $500

 

 YORUBA
MATERNITY
FIGURES


CHOKWE
Maternity 2
16", $500

Photographs © Tim Hamill

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.

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