Aged maternity statue, YOMBE tribe, D.R. Congo, 1960-70
Absolutely atmospheric and appealing maternity statue of the Congolese YOMBE tribe. A mother, seated on a stool is holding her suckled child in her arms. The head of the mother is slightly bent to the left and it has remnants of white kaolin colouring on the face. The body is red-brown in colour. The head is partly covered with brass on top and at the back. Around the neck, a hefty, necklace made of brass and yellow and red copper. Some tribal reparation, namely stables holding several cracks together, are clearly visible. The stool is also covered in brass. An extraordinary, earthly statue with a fine appearance! With some traces of use and aging and mentioned tribal reparations, this statue is in decent to good condition.
Length: 40 cm
Weight: 1415 grams
Origin: D.R. Congo
Provenance: Obtained from a Flemish private collection.