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Single Head Goblet (Mbwoongntey)

Arts of Africa

CULTURES Kuba; or Wongo
DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 6 1/2 x 4 x 4 in. (16.5 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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CAPTION Kuba. Single Head Goblet (Mbwoongntey), 19th century. Wood, 6 1/2 x 4 x 4 in. (16.5 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.126. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE 3/4, CUR.22.126_threequarter_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wooden cup in the shape of a human head with stylized features. Cup has one inch cylindrical lip with linear decoration. Hair is made up of crosshatched lines with a raised diamond-shaped segment on the back of the head. Cheeks have curved multilinear scarification. At temples there are linear concentric forms. Cylindrical ears protrude. Pedestal is shallow and circular in shape. CONDITION: Good.
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Single Head Goblet (Mbwoongntey)