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mother and child figure
  • Igbo peoples
  • mother and child figure, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 36.5 x 9.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 3/8 x 3 3/4 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Theodore Eaton
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2681

The carved wooden figure depicts a kneeling woman holding a child on her back. She has large, pendulous breasts, a protruding navel and large thighs. Her hair, or hat, is pointed. The child's face is turned to the left.