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© the artist. Photo credit: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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This went on display at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on International Women's Day in 2018. It depicts a woman on her knees holding her new baby in her arms just after giving birth. Purver said: 'I created this sculpture to show the happiness, joy and overwhelming love a mother feels the first time she holds her baby. It also shows the vulnerability of a new baby and brings home that we must do all we can to make sure babies have their mothers alive to care for them'.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine









H 43 x W 20.1 x D 23 cm

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Acquisition method

commissioned by the WOMAN Trial at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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Inscription description

on front base: WOMAN; on foot: 1/9; on back base: MP (in reverse)


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Normally on display at

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Keppel Street, London, Greater London WC1E 7HT England

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