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Bow Stand (Nsakakabemba)

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Luba
MEDIUM Wood, cloth, iron, vegetable cordage
DATES late 19th or early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 28 3/8 x 11 x 5 1/2in. (72.1 x 27.9 x 14cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 22.1346
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Luba. Bow Stand (Nsakakabemba), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, cloth, iron, vegetable cordage, 28 3/8 x 11 x 5 1/2in. (72.1 x 27.9 x 14cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1346. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE front, CUR.22.1346_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wooden image, light wood, woman standing; three prong like projections at the top of head; hands held at the sides of breasts; cloth around lower part of figure; metal spike; typical Luba features; Umbilical rupture; diamond shaped design cut into prongs. Condition: Cracked and chipped.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (75%)
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