Figure of Mother and Child (Phemba)
Arts of Africa
Wood, applied materials
12 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (31.8 x 11.4 x 9.5 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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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
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