Wooden statue, depicting child-birth, from Angola, Bazombo tribe
Carved from wood, this statue shows a woman giving birth standing up. A gourd is suspended from a cord around her waist. Carvings that depict childbirth are rare in Angola, where this statue was made. Many spiritual agencies are invoked to promote healthy childbirth and most woman-and-child imagery is created for this purpose.
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