Old, exquisite maternity statue, BACONGO, DR Congo, approx. 1960
Unfortunately somewhat blue-ish... it is a pity that I cannot take photos in cloudy weather...
Qualitatively excellent hardwood, old maternity statue of the Congolese BACONGO tribe. Fabulous face, craftily shaped until the cheekbones! Stylistically splendid as well, typical Bango. The photos speak for themselves. The stand on which the mother is sitting is damaged by termites, yet it is extremely hard. An obviously used statue with quite an age!
Height: 31 cm
Width: 13 cm
Weight: 1185 grams
Origin: D.R. Congo
Date: approx. 1960
Provenance: Obtained from a Flemish private collection