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Male Figure with Strips of Hide (Nkisi)

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Kongo
MEDIUM Wood, hide, glass mirror
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS
DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 14 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 13 in. (36.8 x 31.8 x 33 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 22.1455
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE back, CUR.22.1455_back_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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. Condition: Good.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (75%)
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