Chain with Figures
Arts of Africa
Iron, wood, fiber, glass mirror, bird beaks, duiker horns, cloth, medicinal material
late 19th or early 20th century
21 1/2in. (54.6cm)
Other: 21 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 2in. (54.6 x 16.5 x 5.1cm)
Other: 1 x 6 1/4 x 1 3/4in. (2.5 x 15.9 x 4.4cm)
Other: 2in. (5.1cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Kongo (Sundi subgroup). Chain with Figures, late 19th or early 20th century. Iron, wood, fiber, glass mirror, bird beaks, duiker horns, cloth, medicinal material, 21 1/2in. (54.6cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1431. Creative Commons-BY
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Two standing wooden figures, heads and bodies bearing medicine, attached to heavy-linked iron chain, probably from large power figure. Each figure has woven cloth wrapped around lower torso beneath medicine pack covered with glass mirror. Chain hung with padlocks, keys, duiker horns (medicine filled), bird beaks (articulated), etc.
Condition: Mirrors broken, body cracked.
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