Kongo (Yombe subgroup). <em>Mother and Child Figure</em>, 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)

Mother and Child Figure

Artist:Kongo (Yombe subgroup)

Medium: Wood, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

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)

Collections:

Museum Location: 5H7-6E

Accession Number: 22.1139

Image: 22.1139_transp6186.jpg,

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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