Yombe Maternity Figure, Cabinda and Congo Brazzaville Region, Democratic Republic of Congo
height 11in (29cm)
the female figure sitting on a stool and holding a child at waist level, the eyes with glass inlay and mouth open revealing teeth, large scarification across shoulders; varied light-brown patina save for her hair, anklets and stand which are painted dark brown.
Private Collection, Brussels
Pace Gallery, New York (#54-2973)
(Yale Registration No. 0067286-01)
cf. Arts d'Afrique Noire, Summer 1981:45, no.38; and
Lehuard, Art Bakongo, Vol. II, Amouville, 1989:562.