A Chamba maternity sculpture


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A Chamba maternity sculpture, Nigeria, standing on block shaped feet, legs apart and slightly bent, accentuated genitals, prominent buttocks, a flaring pointed torso with a pointed navel and conical-shaped breasts, shoulders are slightly hunched forward, free-hanging, slightly bent arms, the hands with accentuated fingers, at the back of the figure a child, the elongated neck supporting the diamond-shaped head with a flattened facial plane, an open mouth, a triangular nose, small and round, deep set eyes, large ears with a deepening in the middle, scarification marks of varied form on the face and the body, the head capped by a high, striated crested coiffure; dark brown patina with traces of age and ritual use, several cracks, incl. stand.

Lit.: K.-F. Schädler: Encyclopedia of African Art and Culture, Munich 2009; Jean-Baptiste Bacquart: The Tribal Arts of Africa’ by Jean-Baptiste Bacquart, 2002.

500 – 600,- Euro

Height: 47,5 cm
Weight: 1,1 kg (incl. stand)

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Weight 1.1 kg