African Bangwa Anyi Mother Of Twins Sculpture
African Bangwa Anyi Sculpture, Mother of Twins early 19th century. This touching figurine illustrates an African mother nursing one of her twin babies. As a mother of twins, she is known as an Anyi to the tribe and displays special attributes such as hairstyle, necklace made of panther teeth (which she has turned on her back) and bracelets. The highly decorated stool indicates she belongs to an important family. When a woman gives birth to twins she is assigned an almost godlike status. As an Anyi, she receives valuable necklaces with beads and two ritual mugs. This statue is part of the African museum replica collection and is manufactured with the quality standards of European museum stores and brings alive the heritage of art from cultures around the world.