The statues representing maternity hospitals are called Phemba among the Yombe as well as in other Kongo peoples such as the Bakongo or the Vili The Yombe are a people established in Mayombe Ex Franco-Belgian private collection of Mr Ph. Characteristics: TYPE OF OBJECT: Figure, statue ETHNICAL GROUP: Yombe COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Democratic Republic Congo. MATERIAL: Wood DIMENSIONS: about 9 1/4 inches high. 11 1/2 with the base CONDITION: Medium Some defects, on the arms and at the bottom of the statue Please have a look on pictures.
Musée du Quai Branly, Fonds Mercator, 2010, pages 311, 312, 313. Arts & Kongos, Marc Leo Felix, Editions Zaïre Basin Art History, 1995.The item "Cute Kongo YOMBE Phemba maternity figure Congo African tribal art 1570" is in sale since Thursday, August 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Masks". The seller is "galerie-de-la-louve-arts-premiers" and is located in La Louvière. This item can be shipped worldwide.