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Kongo Maternity Figure, from Cabinda Region, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola (wood)

Kongo Maternity Figure, from Cabinda Region, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola (wood)


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Kongo Maternity Figure, from Cabinda Region, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola (wood)

HSC193984 Kongo Maternity Figure, from Cabinda Region, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola (wood) by African School; height:32 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Heini Schneebeli

Media ID 31923852

© Heini Schneebeli / Bridgeman Images

Congolese Cult Kneeled Down Ritual Object West Angolan


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This print showcases a remarkable Kongo Maternity Figure, originating from the Cabinda Region in either the Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola. Crafted from wood by an unknown artist from the African School, this tribal masterpiece stands at a height of 32 cm and is currently held in a private collection. In this image, we witness a child kneeling down beside the figure, creating an intriguing contrast between youth and tradition. A loyal dog accompanies them, symbolizing companionship and loyalty within Congolese culture. The female figure exudes strength and grace as she represents motherhood - an essential role within any society. The intricate carving on this ritual object reflects the rich cultural heritage of both Congo and Angola. Each detail has been meticulously crafted to honor ancestral traditions and beliefs. This sculpture holds deep significance for those who embrace its spiritual essence. Bridgeman Images expertly captures this powerful moment in time through their lens, allowing us to appreciate not only the artistry but also the profound meaning behind it. As viewers, we are transported into a world where pet meets sacred artifact; where children learn from ancient wisdom passed down through generations. This photograph serves as a reminder of our interconnectedness with diverse cultures around the globe and invites us to explore their unique rituals and customs that shape our collective human experience.

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