CHOKWE MATERNITY FIGURE 2, Angola

Photographs © Tim Hamill

CHOKWE,
MATERNITY
FIGURE 2
16" high
$500, Angola

Despite its appearance we believe this figure was made to be sold.

Exhibiting a wide diversity in size, symbolism, intimacy and style., African maternity figures depict the ideals of beauty, fertility, character and action and many signify much more, whether the primordial mother or a legendary founding ancestor. Commonly used as shrine figures, they were often objects of petitions or prayers for fertility and successful births. The prevelance of the maternity theme testifies to the importance of women and children to the continuity of each people.

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