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Figure of Standing Female

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Wood, iron
DATES 19th–early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 6 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (17.1 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
PROVENANCE Prior to 1922, provenance not yet documented; by 1922, acquired by François Poncelet of Brussels, Belgium; 1922, purchased from François Poncelet by Stewart Culin in Brussels for the Brooklyn Museum.
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Female figure standing with legs apart, each terminating in triangular-shaped blocks. Iron necklace around base of neck. Lower torso covered with small circular indentations. Incised geometric lines criss-cross on back of blocky head. Eye sockets are recessed. CONDITION: Chipped.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Ngbaka. Figure of Standing Female, 19th–early 20th century. Wood, iron, 6 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (17.1 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.474. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.474_front_PS5.jpg)
IMAGE front, CUR.22.474_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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