African motherhoods are always amazing, and the thing that strikes you at first glance is that despite a great diversity of representations among many ethnicities, African motherhoods have all common point, the absence of gaze from the mother to the child … It is the representation of a person of rank, but not royal because neither the king nor the queen should have contact with the land and in this case, the feet are bare. Or maybe a maid. Provenance private collection Heavy washed wood, matte patina, very old piece, great care in the sculpture, especially the headdress.