YOMBE MATERNITY FIGURES, Congo

 

YOMBE
Figure 3
13.5" high
$400

 

YOMBE
Figure 4
13" high
$400

 

YOMBE
Figure 5
10.5" high
$400

YOMBE
Figure 9
13.5" high
$350


 YOMBE
Figure 10
16" high
$300
 

 YOMBE
Figure 11
13.5" high
$300

  

 YOMBE
Figure 12
12.5" high
$300

 YOMBE
Figure 14
10.5" high
$300

 

  YOMBE
Figure 16
9.5" high
$300

YOMBE
Figure 17
9.5" high
$300

YOMBE
Figure 18
8" high
$250


YOMBE
Figure 19
11" high
$300

YOMBE
Figure 20
13.5" high
$400

YOMBE
Figure 21
14.25" high
$300

 
Photographs © Tim Hamill

YOMBE, MATERNITY FIGURES

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 appearance, we believe these figures were made to be sold.

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