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Chokwe Figure Mother and Child African Art

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Title Chokwe Figure Mother and Child African Art
Type of Object Carving, Figure, Statue, Sculpture
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of Congo
People Chokwe, Chockwe
Materials Wood,  pigment
Approximate Age Mid 20th Century.
Height (in) 15
Width (in) 3.5
Dimensions Height: 15 Inches
Width: 3.5 Inches
On Base: 15.25 inches H x 4 x 4 inches
Overall Condition Fair. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.

Damage, Repair: cracks in head, along the face, in shouldersand  torso (front and back), and in base; dents and chips in places

Damage/Repair Cracks, chips and chipped foot.

Additional Information: The Chokwe share stylistic elements with a number of distinct but related peoples in Angola and the Congo . The most prominent of these peoples are the Chokwe but also includes the Ovimbundu, Lunda, Lwena, Luvala, Minungu, Mbwela, Songo and Imbangala. This is an area that has shared stylistic elements and figural forms based upon common mythologies and ritual practices possibly showing influences of Tabwa or Luba sculptural styles. Figures such as this could be found among a number of these groups and at the same time she may indeed not come from this large constellation of differing peoples but from a neighboring group influenced by them.

Recommended Reading:
Jordan, M. ed., Chokwe, Art and Initiation Among Chokwe and Related peoples. 1998.