Male Figure with Strips of Hide (Nkisi)
Arts of Africa
Wood, hide, glass mirror, resin, textile, and metal
16 1/2 × 14 1/2 × 13 1/2 in. (41.9 × 36.8 × 34.3 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 in Brussels from François Poncelet by Stewart Culin for the Brooklyn Museum.
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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Kongo. Male Figure with Strips of Hide (Nkisi), 19th century. Wood, hide, glass mirror, resin, textile, and metal, 16 1/2 × 14 1/2 × 13 1/2 in. (41.9 × 36.8 × 34.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1455. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 22.1455_threequarter_PS11.jpg)
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