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6888Re: [African_Arts] Interesting Yombe sculpture [4 Attachments]

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  • bunumbu
    Jul 14, 2014
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      There are Yoruba markings on the faces of these figures. I suspect its a commercially made piece from Nigeria.
      In a message dated 7/14/2014 12:37:32 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, African_Arts@yahoogroups.com writes:

      I think based on the facial scarification and the prominent breasts/woman who seems like she's giving birth that this is a  Yombe (DR Congo) sculpture...Possibly depicting one of the maternity groups (phemba). I'll keep looking into it, but it's very interesting.

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