Mother and Child Figure - 2013.44.32_1


Mother and Child Figure

Maker: Isaac Yunyi
Geography: Bamessing (Nsei), Cameroon
Date: 2011
14 x 10 x 7.5 cm
Object number: 2013.44.32
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the ROM Research Endowment Fund
Not on view
DescriptionSeated female figure with scarification on belly and breasts, elaborate three parted hairdo, wearing bracelets, necklace, waist rope and anklets and holding a pot on her right side and a baby on her left side. This object was made for sale at a regional crafts fair held in Ndop in August 2011. It is modeled as an ideal representation of a traditional woman "of the old times". The intended buyer for this type of object is usually identified as a foreigner.
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