Maternity Figure

Ibo, Nigeria
Early 20th Century

Previous collection: Antonio Casanovas, Madrid
This terra cotta mother and child is exceedingly well done. The attention to detail is astounding. The mother sits proud with her elaborate coiffure and ringed neck; wearing large bangle and cowry bracelets. The child is also very detailed wearing anklets and bracelets, all symbols of wealth and importance. The surface is varied with traces of original pigments. Important to note is that there is no restoration with this object; this is rare for a terra cotta of this vintage.

This maternity figure stands 14 inches tall.

SOLD / IN 4-7-10