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Figure of Mother and Child (Phemba)

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Wood, applied materials
DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 12 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (31.8 x 11.4 x 9.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 22.1136
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Kongo (Yombe subgroup). Figure of Mother and Child (Phemba), 19th century. Wood, applied materials, 12 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (31.8 x 11.4 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1136. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE back, CUR.22.1136_back_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Seated woman carved in wood holding a child on crossed legs. Eyes with inset mirrors; teeth mutilated. Necklace and girdle carved in place. Shoulders, breasts and back covered with groups of keloids, illustrating a reaction from trauma. The object is fragile due to active cracks.
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