Arts of Africa
Wood, iron, tooth
late 19th or early 20th century
5 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 2 in. (13.3 x 5.7 x 5.1 cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Songye. Half Figure, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, iron, tooth, 5 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 2 in. (13.3 x 5.7 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1433. Creative Commons-BY
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Half figure with arms around waist. Breasts are prominent. A tooth is inserted in center of torso beneath the breast. Two nails inserted into base of neck at diagonals. Facial features are deeply carved; mouth is pronounced. Base is flared overall color is light brown. CONDITION: Face chipped worn.
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