Female Figure with Medicinal Charge
Arts of Africa
Wood, cloth, cordage, metal
late 19th or early 20th century
9 1/2 x 3 x 2 3/4 in. (24.1 x 7.6 x 7 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Prior to 1922, provenance not yet documented; by 1922, acquired by François Poncelet of Brussels, Belgium; 1922, purchased in Brussels from François Poncelet by Stewart Culin for the Brooklyn Museum.
Wooden female half figure on circular base. Cascade coiffure truncated, bowl on head holding fetish material covered with traces of cloth. Well patinated. Signs of wear. Surface chipped.
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Luba. Female Figure with Medicinal Charge, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, cloth, cordage, metal, 9 1/2 x 3 x 2 3/4 in. (24.1 x 7.6 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.168. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.168_front_PS5.jpg)
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