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Ethnographic & Tribal Masks and Sculptures

Bakongo People, DRC. Wooden Mother and Child "Phemba" Statue.

Price €13.600 €


Description

Her legs crossed, the mother sits on a little stool and holds the child on her knees, staring in the distance. She's wearing a knitted headdress and bracelets; attributes of a Chief’s wife. The open mouth shows her filed pointed teeth. A typical cord crosses her breasts. The object shows signs of age and has a wonderful patina. The left ear and eyes have been restored. Provenance: Written certificate 2014 by Jan Pareyn stating that the statue belonged to Henry Pareyn.


H x W x D

24 cm