Janus-Faced Goblet (Mbwoongntey)
Arts of Africa
early 20th century
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Wooden cup for ritual drinking of palm wine, carved in the form of two human heads, dos-a-dos, relief facial carving of groups of keloids and concentric circles. On narrow necked circular base. CONDITION: Good.
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Kuba (Bushoong subgroup). Janus-Faced Goblet (Mbwoongntey), early 20th century. Wood, 5 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (14.5 x 14.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1488. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1488_acetate_bw.jpg)
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