Lulua. <em>Figure of a Mother Holding a Child  (Lupingu lwa Cibola)</em>, 19th century. Wood, copper alloy, palm oil, camwood paste, organic materials, 14 x 3 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. (35.6 x 8.6 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 50.124. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.124_view2_SL4.jpg)

Figure of a Mother Holding a Child (Lupingu lwa Cibola)

Artist:Lulua

Medium: Wood, copper alloy, palm oil, camwood paste, organic materials

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Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 14 x 3 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. (35.6 x 8.6 x 8.9 cm)

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Accession Number: 50.124

Image: 50.124_view2_SL4.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
A wood maternity figure of a woman holding a child which twists her arms. The face of the woman shows elaborate scarification. Below the chest the body is not well defined and narrows considerably. The navel is quite prominent but the remainder of the figure is like a staff. There is no indication of the legs etc. Condition: Good. From the waist down there is no body.

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