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Standing Female Figure (Buti)

Arts of Africa

  • Possible Place Made: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • DATES 19th or 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 11 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 3 1/4in. (28.6 x 6.4 x 8.3cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Teke. Standing Female Figure (Buti), 19th or 20th century. Wood, 11 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 3 1/4in. (28.6 x 6.4 x 8.3cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.111. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 22.111_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Standing female figure with hands around middle of torso. Chignon-style coiffure. Vertical scarification on cheeks. Chin pointed. Open coffee-bean-shape eyes. Glossy dark brown hardwood. Condition is good.
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