Mother and Child Figure
Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
21 1/2 x 8 x 8 1/2in. (54.6 x 20.3 x 21.6cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Yombe. Mother and Child Figure, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, pigment, 21 1/2 x 8 x 8 1/2in. (54.6 x 20.3 x 21.6cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1139. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1139_transp6186.jpg)
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Female figure sitting cross-legged on pedestal resting child's head and legs on her knees. Strip of carved wood over top of mother's prominent breasts. Child's arms are crossed over chest. White pigment covers surface except for black pigment on coiffure, eyes and eyebrows. Light wood.
Condition: Chipped, cracked, paint worn off.
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