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Mother and Child Figure

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Wood, pigment
  • Possible Place Made: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 21 1/2 x 8 x 8 1/2in. (54.6 x 20.3 x 21.6cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Kongo (Yombe subgroup). 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
    IMAGE 3/4, CUR.22.1139_threequarter_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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