Lot N: 15
21 x 53 cm
A wooden sculpture depicting motherhood (phembe).The subject is a mother, made according to the Yombe canons of beauty, who breastfeeds an infant and has a pointed hairstyle on her head typical in this type of work. Sculptures like this were used by the Yombe community to honor the mythical mother of a dynasty or during propitiatory rites related to the symbolic fertility of the entire community.
Starting Price: Euro 800,00
Sold at: Euro 1.000,00
Estimate: Euro 1.800,00 / 2.500,00