Goblet in the Form of a Head (Mbwoongntey)
Arts of Africa
early 20th century
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.
Carved wooden goblet in the form of a head. Coiffure flares upward and back with crosshatched incised design overall. Raised scarification on face and back of neck. Two rectangular openings in pedestal.
Condition good. Broken out hole on back of head. Black spots on forehead. Point of nose chipped. Pedestal cracked.
This item is not on view
Kuba. Goblet in the Form of a Head (Mbwoongntey), early 20th century. Wood, 8 3/4 x 3 9/16 in. (22.3 x 9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.120. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.120_front_PS5.jpg)
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