Pendant 2

In the Mother and Child plate of 1957 in the foundation’s collection, a somewhat similar bird is represented in the background to the right of the female figure’s left shoulder.

Plate (Mother & Child)

Sterling Hykes often chose subjects for his enamel plaques and plates that reflect his interest in African art and his African American heritage. This work feature the image of an African woman with a stylized hat, a prominent neckpiece and a distinctive patterned dress, a small child positioned in front wearing a similarly stylized hat, flowers and a bird in…