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Standing Male Figure

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Wood, pigment, metal
DATES late 19th or early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 8 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2in. (21.6 x 6.4 x 3.8cm)  (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 in Brussels from François Poncelet by Stewart Culin for the Brooklyn Museum.
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Light wood figure of a male standing with left arm raised and finger pointing upward. Wears a metal bracelet. Black pigment on nose, eyes, ears, and back of head. Scarification on torso. Red pigment on pointed cap and lips. Condition: Good overall
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Kongo. Standing Male Figure, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, pigment, metal, 8 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2in. (21.6 x 6.4 x 3.8cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.102. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.102_front_PS5.jpg)
IMAGE front, CUR.22.102_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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