Ivory figurine carved in the flat, suspended from

Made:
1880-1930 in Democratic Republic of Congo

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Ivory figurine carved in the flat, suspended from elephant hair belt, pivoted from lateral perforation in the shoulder, crouching female with hands raised to cheeks, worn by pregnant women, upper Congo, 1880-1930

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A655912
Materials:
belt, hair, elephant, copper (wire) and ivory
type:
figurine
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
  • statue
credit:
Glendining