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Goblet in the Form of a Head (Mbwoongntey)

Arts of Africa

DATES early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 8 3/4 x 3 9/16 in. (22.3 x 9 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. 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
IMAGE front, CUR.22.120_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
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Goblet in the Form of a Head (Mbwoongntey)