MATERNITY FIGURES ARCHIVES

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

For UNSOLD maternity figures GO TO MATERNITY FIGURES PAGE

 

LOBI
Maternity 1
SOLD

 

FANTE
Maternity 1
SOLD

 

HEMBA
Maternity 1
SOLD

 

CHOKWE
Maternity 1
SOLD

 

PENDE
Maternity 1
SOLD

BENALUA
Maternity 1

SOLD

 

 DOGON
MATERNITY
SOLD

 

ATTIE
MATERNITY
FIGURES

YAKA
Maternity 1
SOLD

AGNI
Maternity 1
SOLD

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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