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Rare Yoruba Maternity Figure

(914) 948-4420

Product Description

Rare Yoruba Maternity Figure

Yoruba Peoples, Nigeria

H: 26 in, W: 12 in, D: 8 in.

Material: wood

African maternity figures depict the ideals of fertility, beauty, character and action; and some signify a primordial mother or very important legendary ancestors. They were also the object of prayers for fertility and successful births. This imposing Yoruba

maternity figure is carved out of a single block of wood. The theme of maternity figures testify to the importance of women and children in the community.

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