Cute sculpture, very delicate, representing a young woman struggling with a gigantic snake According to Marie-Louise Bastin, the immense serpent is the representation of Mbumba, the rainbow, who is the master of the terrestrial waters. It is also the guide to Lemba initiation whose goal is to promote fertility
We could deduce that this charming statuette is a hymn to fertility
The Yombe People is established in the Mayombe They belong to the big group of Kongo
TYPE OF OBJECT: Figure, statue ETHNICAL GROUP: Yombe COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Democratic Republic Congo
MATERIAL: Wood DIMENSIONS: about 10 inches high. CONDITION: Medium Please have a look on pictures.