YOMBE STYLE MATERNITY FIGURES ARCHIVES, Congo

The figures below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For UNSOLD Yombe maternity figures GO TO YOMBE MATERNITY FIGURES PAGE

 

 

YOMBE STYLE
Figure 1
21" high
SOLD

 YOMBE STYLE
Figure 6
18.5" high
SOLD
 

YOMBE /
BAKONGO STYLE 22
23.5" high
SOLD
 


 

 YOMBE STYLE
Figure 2
SOLD

 

 

YOMBE STYLE
Figure 7
SOLD

 

 

YOMBE STYLE
Figure 8
SOLD

YOMBE STYLE
Figure 13
SOLD
 

 

 

  YOMBE STYLE
Figure 15
SOLD


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

YOMBE STYLE MATERNITY FIGURES

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.

Despite their appearance, we believe these figures were made to be sold.

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