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$ 16,573

Mother and Child Figure "Phemba", Kongo, DRC, beginning 20th C

Origin Congo-Kinshasa
Period 1920-1949
Materials Wood
Dimensions
W. 3.54 in; H. 8.66 in; D. 3.54 in;
W. 9 cm; H. 22 cm; D. 9 cm;
Condition Good.
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. The object shows signs of age and has a wonderful Patina. The left ear has been restored before the previous owner inherited the piece.
Styles / Movements Other
Dealer Reference Number 268
Incollect Reference Number 466797
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