Human

By Carla Herling
Drake University (formerly University of Iowa)

Cameroon; Bamileke peoples

Figure

Wood

H. 59.1 cm (23 ¼”)

Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Eleanor Clay Ford Fund for African Art, 79.22

The impressive figure from the Grasslands area of Cameroon expresses the same idealization of the role of the mother as bearer and nurturer of life and as a link from one generation to the next.