Carved wooden statue of mother and child

Made:
1880-1910 in Africa

Carved wooden statue of mother and child, mother sitting cross-legged suckling child on her knee, mitre shaped headdress, cicitrization marks on back etc., appealed to for safe upbringing of children, Loango tribe, maker, Central Africa, 1880-1910

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A658226
Materials:
eyes, glass and wood
type:
statues folk medicine (shamanism) and child, females, folk medicine (shamanism) and statues
taxonomy:
  • visual works
  • sculpture
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust