Figure of a Standing Male
Arts of Africa
19th or early 20th century
11 15/16 x 2 13/16 in. (30.3 x 7.2 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 from François Poncelet by Stewart Culin in Brussels for the Brooklyn Museum.
Carved from dark brown hardwood is a standing male figure, with a high elaborate cresting headdress, an elongated neck, and a large projecting flat beard. From the side, the nose, mouth, beard, penis, and knees each come to a point. Inset eyes are curved and slightly open; turned-up nose is angular; and projecting mouth is also slightly open.
Condition is good. Front of proper left foot missing. Some surface cracks.
This item is not on view
Teke. Figure of a Standing Male, 19th or early 20th century. Wood, 11 15/16 x 2 13/16 in. (30.3 x 7.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.491. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.491.jpg)
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