Male Figure with Strips of Hide (Nkisi)
Arts of Africa
Wood, hide, glass mirror
14 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 13 in. (36.8 x 31.8 x 33 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Kongo. Male Figure with Strips of Hide (Nkisi), 19th century. Wood, hide, glass mirror, 14 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 13 in. (36.8 x 31.8 x 33 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1455. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1455_front_PS5.jpg)
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Male figure with glass mirror in eyes and torso. Strips of hide with animal hair surround figure below waist. Dark brown patina on top of head (medicine bundle missing, possibly). Lips are large and well-defined.
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