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Mother and Child

Artist/Maker: Nok culture (Nigeria)

Date: ca. 500 BCE-200 CE
Medium: pottery
Overall: 7 5/8 x 3 3/4 x 4 in. (19.4 x 9.5 x 10.2 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Alan Potamkin
Object number: 2007.48.1
DescriptionThe mother and child theme has been found since earliest times in Africa. It was even of central importance in ancient Egypt as seen in the stories of the goddess Isis and her child Horus, in which the king was the living Horus and his mother, the equivalent of Isis.
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