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Standing Figure with Seed Pods and Beaks of Hornbill

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Wood, beaks of hornbills, seedpods, string
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 6 1/2 x 4 x 3 1/2 in. (16.5 x 10.2 x 8.9 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Kongo (Yombe subgroup). Standing Figure with Seed Pods and Beaks of Hornbill, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, beaks of hornbills, seedpods, string, 6 1/2 x 4 x 3 1/2 in. (16.5 x 10.2 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.497. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.497_front_PS5.jpg)
    IMAGE front, CUR.22.497_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Standing half-figure. On top of head, blockish shape decorated on sides with geometric designs. Features heavily encrusted; ears extend out from head. In thorax area, large medicinal ball. Attached to figure are a belt of seedpods, a carved wooden phallic object, and the beaks of two hornbills. Condition: Crack on top has been repaired. Sections of string are frayed. Overall wear.
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