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Yombe Mother and Child
Yombe Mother and Child
Yombe Mother and Child
Yombe Mother and Child
Yombe Mother and Child
Yombe Mother and Child
Yombe Mother and Child
Yombe Mother and Child

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A Yombe figure of a mother and her child made by the Yombe people of the Congo. The piece is made of carved light brown wood and consists of a mother with her infant resting in her arms. The female figure sits crossed legged on a rectangular block, with a cross decorative design on all four surfaces. She has raised dotted decoration to her naked back and front. A section of her left hand and arm has been broken away. Her eyes are inlayed with porcelain and the crown of her head is shaped into an elongated cone. One of four wooden figures from West Africa.

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum



Yombe Mother and Child




H 28.2 x W 8 x D 6 cm

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gift from Brigadier General C. R. Crofton Atkins, 1928

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