Single Head Goblet (Mbwoongntey)
Arts of Africa
early 20th century
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.
Carved dark bown wood goblet in the form of a head. Diagonal scarification lines down from bottom-center of eyes. Concave back with pedestal bottom. Hair indicated by crosshatched lines. Incised lines around neck. Three rounded keloids at each temple.
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Kuba. Single Head Goblet (Mbwoongntey), early 20th century. Wood, 6 11/16 x 4 5/16 in. (17 x 11 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.153. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.153_front_PS5.jpg)
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