Item offered:

Bamum Bronze Maternity Figure

(Cameroon)

 



Materials:
metal / bronze

Approximate dimensions:
18"H x 6.5"W x 6" D

Estimated age:
40+ years

Total shipping weight:
ca. 14-lbs.

All sales final.


 

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Description:

On offer from our personal collection is a bronze maternity figure from the Bamum people of Cameroon. Metalcrafters from the Cameroon region are particularly noted for their skilled artistry & imagination, & their bronzes are highly prized.

Seated with legs crossed upon an ornate stool with reticulated base, the mother cradles a diminutive male figure with  her right arm while presenting her breast with her left. Her torso is adorned with complex raised scarification patterns. Her triple-plaited hair is decorated with a prominent curled top-knot. With regal presence, her outward gaze is tender & mature.

With a rich patina, the sculpture was cast using the lost wax method. In good overall condition, the piece displays beautifully.
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