Yombe. <em>Figure of Mother and Child (Phemba)</em>, 19th century. Wood, applied materials, 12 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (31.8 x 11.4 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1136. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1136.jpg)

Figure of Mother and Child (Phemba)


Medium: Wood, applied materials

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 12 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (31.8 x 11.4 x 9.5 cm)


Accession Number: 22.1136

Image: 22.1136.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Seated woman carved in wood holding a child on crossed legs. Eyes with inset mirrors; teeth mutilated. Necklace and girdle carved in place. Shoulders, breasts and back covered with groups of keloids, illustrating a reaction from trauma. The object is fragile due to active cracks.

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