Galerie Peter Herrmann - Ancient Art from Africa

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Iyabêta - Woman with Triplets

Abeokuta, Nigeria.
Clay, restored
42 cm

From this figure does not exist a Thermoluminescence-Analyse becaus the clay was burned with low temperature or even dried at the air.

When triplets were born, in the area of Abeokuta people formed this type of sculture for the shrine in the backyard of the house. Prominent breasts and a bowl for food should symbolise fertility for the mother, surrounded by her three pikin.



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