Figurine of the type of Makonda, representing or symbolizing a tutelary spirit of children, invoked by expectant mothers who have previously lost children. Such figures belong to the class of therapeutic agencies and normally have "medicine" attached or applied in a way characteristic of Lower Congo magical images. This figurine had perhaps never been "consecrated" by the medicine -man. Wooden female figure holding breasts and wearing pointed striated cap.
Purchased from W. O. Oldman
|84 || - || Field No SF|
|29-94-7 || - || Other Number|
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