Two Enigmatic Nigerian Figures Reunited After a Century Apart

Two Enigmatic Nigerian Figures Reunited After a Century Apart

For more than three decades, the two-foot-high, mottled wooden sculpture of a female figure sitting with her baby across her lap, by a Mbembe artist in southeastern Nigeria, has been part of the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, “celebrated as one of our greatest works from that side of Nigeria,” officials […]