Figure of a Standing Female (Pindi)
Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
7 1/2 x 3 x 3 in. (18.8 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Prior to 1922, provenance not yet documented; by 1922, acquired by François Poncelet of Brussels, Belgium; 1922, purchased in Brussels from François Poncelet by Stewart Culin for the Brooklyn Museum.
Female figure standing with elbows bent and hands behind ears. Forehead and belly are bulbous; breasts are pointed; knees are bent. Coiffure has a large central crest and is carved with cross-hatching. Vertical scarification lines incised on face. Left leg is missing below the knee.
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Mbala. Figure of a Standing Female (Pindi), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, 7 1/2 x 3 x 3 in. (18.8 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.134. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.134_acetate_bw.jpg)
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