Painted figure of kneeling woman with child

1880-1925 in Democratic Republic of Congo

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White painted figure of kneeling woman with child on square base, said to aid child-birth and protect children, probably made by Mayombe, from West Congo, 1880-1925

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Ethnography and Folk Medicine
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overall (including base): 98 mm x 26 mm x 29 mm, .044 kg
statues protective amulets; females, folk medicine (protection), females, folk medicine (protection), protective amulets and statues
Loan, Wellcome Trust

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