Carved wooden figurine of kneeling woman holding a small child on one knee, other hand clutching her left breast, padded cloth neckband, made by medicine man to keep evil spirits away from pregnant women, Mayombe tribe, West Congo, 1880-1925
- Ethnography and Folk Medicine
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- protective amulets, folk medicine (protection ), folk medicine (shamanism), child, females, folk medicine (protection ), folk medicine (shamanism), protective amulets, statues
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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