This ebony sculpture group is of a mother performing traditional tasks and three children. This carving displays the graceful, stylized forms of Makonde sculpture and appears to be carved out of a single tree. It is done in the Ujamaa or Dimingo style, representing a family. This style was popular in the 1960s. The dimensions are 5 1/2 inches wide by 23 inches high. All measurements are approximate.
Condition: The central figure (mother) has 2 separate cracks on both the front and back; the child facing the back of the sculpture has had quality repairs done to the legs.
Provenance: From a Virginia estate.
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