From Nigeria
Likely 20th century
Material: Wood
This extremely rare and visually dramatic mother and child sculpture came from the German doctor and collector, Jen Languth, who was stationed in Lome Togo. These sculptures were an integral part of the community and spiritual life of the Mbembe.
A full collection of these incredible sculptures were brought together at the Metroplotion Museum of Art in the exhibition, Warriors and Mothers; Epic Mbembe Art in 2015. Read the New York Times article about the exhibition here. Call for price.