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Figure

Yombe

Artwork Details

Figure
circa 1885
Yombe
wood
13 in x 4 7/8 in x 4 3/4 in (33 cm x 12.4 cm x 12 cm);13 in x 4 7/8 in x 4 3/4 in (33 cm x 12.4 cm x 12 cm)
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.184

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Subject Matter:

The scarifications, hairdress and represented jewelry indicate that this is a depiction of a woman of high status. Most likely, this sculpture depicts a female ancestor. 

Physical Description:

Kneeling female figure with hands placed on knees. The chest and back show scarifications. The teeth are filed and the figure has a flat, raised coiffure. 

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