Standing Female Nude Holding a Knife
Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
8 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (21.6 x 12.1 x 7 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Copper alloy standing female nude holding a large knife. Incised scarification marks on her abdomen and chest. Hair arranged in three ridges: one down center of head; each of other two out from central ridge to area above ears. Herringbone pattern used to depict hair.
Condition is good.
This item is not on view
Bwayen (We, flourished 1920s-1930s). Standing Female Nude Holding a Knife, late 19th or early 20th century. Copper alloy, 8 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (21.6 x 12.1 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.221. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.221_front_PS5.jpg)
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