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Figure of a Standing Male

Arts of Africa

  • Possible Place Made: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • DATES 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 11 15/16 x 2 13/16 in. (30.3 x 7.2 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    PROVENANCE 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.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE overall, 22.491.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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