Urhobo Mother and Child
The mother and child figure portrays her seated on a stool, breastfeeding her baby. She is decorated with scarifications on the face, arms and breats and wears a large necklace/garment on her chest. It was used in the Urhobo tribe as a fertility figure that all women within had access to. After any successful birth thanks were given it for seven days in sacrifices of water mixed with manioc. Manioc is an important plant, similar to tapioca, which is boiled and ground into flour to mix with the water. This figure is carved from wood and possess the powerful, bulky style of the Irhobo tribe.
 Bamert, Arnold. Africa: tribal art of forest and savanna. P. 146