Figure of Man with Knife
Arts of Africa
Wood, pigment, ceramic
19th or 20th century
This item is not on view
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Possibly Kongo. Figure of Man with Knife, 19th or 20th century. Wood, pigment, ceramic, 38 x 10 3/4 in. (96.5 x 27.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1410. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1410_front_ps5.jpg)
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Wooden male figure on base. Soft light wood stained black and brown. The figure is leaning forward with right hand drawing knife from scabbard held in left hand. Wearing a flaring black mitre, sleeveless jacket, long sarong-like garment in black and brown pattern. Inlaid ceramic eyes, shaped teeth. Magic belt in back.
Condition: Neck split, skirt split and chipped. Worn.
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