MATERNITY FIGURES

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 YOMBE
MATERNITY FIGURES

 

 LUBA STYLE
MATERNITY FIGURES

 

 YOMBE
MATERNITY FIGURES

BENALUA STYLE
STOOL
15.5", $400

 

 YORUBA STYLE
MATERNITY FIGURES

BAMANA JO
STYLE MATERNITY FIGURES

 

 BAULE
STYLE
MATERNITY FIGURES

  DOGON
STYLE
MATERNITY FIGURES

  SENUFO
STYLE
MATERNITY FIGURES

 

EKET
STYLE
Figure 30
22", $500

 

 YORUBA STYLE
MATERNITY
FIGURES


CHOKWE STYLE
Maternity 2
16", $500

Photographs © Tim Hamill

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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AGNI, MATERNITY FIGURE, Ivory Coast    ARCHIVES ONLY
ASANTE, MATERNITY FIGURES, Ghana    ARCHIVES ONLY
ATTIE, MATERNITY FIGURES,
Ivory Coast    ARCHIVES ONLY,  ALL SOLD
BAMANA, JO SOCIETY MATERNITY FIGURES, Mali    ARCHIVES ONLY
BAULE, MATERNITY FIGURES, Ivory Coast
BENALUA, MATERNITY FIGURE, Dem. Rep. of Congo    ARCHIVES ONLY
CHOKWE, MATERNITY FIGURES, Angola    ARCHIVES ONLY
DOGON, MATERNITY FIGURES, Mali
DOGON, METAL MATERNITY FIGURE, Mali    ARCHIVES ONLY
FANTE, MATERNITY FIGURES, Ghana    ARCHIVES ONLY
HEMBA, MATERNITY FIGURE, Dem. Rep. Congo    ARCHIVES ONLY
LOBI, MATERNITY FIGURE, Burkina Faso    ARCHIVES ONLY
LUBA, MATERNITY FIGURES, DRC    ARCHIVES ONLY
PENDE, MATERNITY FIGURE, Dem. Rep. Congo    ARCHIVES ONLY
SENUFO, MATERNITY FIGURES, Ivory Coast    ARCHIVES ONLY
TABWA, MATERNITY FIGURE, Dem. Rep. of Congo    ARCHIVES ONLY
YAKA, MATERNITY FIGURE, Dem. Rep. Congo    ARCHIVES ONLY
YOMBE, MATERNITY FIGURES, Congo
YORUBA, MATERNITY FIGURES, Nigeria
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