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Maternity Figure

Maternity figure
African, Vili Congolese (Zairean), 19th century
Polychromed wood, porcelain, glass beads, and cloth
Museum purchase made possible by the Betty J. Lockett Memorial Fund; the Mary KujawskiMemorial Fund; and the Alfred E. Pernt Memorial Fund, in honor of Dr. of Technical Services, Max H.J. Pernt and his wife Anna Pernt (nèe Mueller), 1993/2.66


UMMA Collections

African Art

An area of active growth, the Museum has a collection of more than 1,000 works of African art. Although there is representation of nearly all the diverse peoples and regions within the continent, the Museum’s holdings are particularly rich in the works created in Central Africa, particularly of the Congo region and related groups. The collection includes metalwork (brass weights as well as articles of personal adornment), sculpture and masks, architectural elements, textiles, and ceramics.

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