Standing Figure with Seed Pods and Beaks of Hornbill
Arts of Africa
Wood, beaks of hornbills, seedpods, string
late 19th or early 20th century
6 1/2 x 4 x 3 1/2 in. (16.5 x 10.2 x 8.9 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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.
This item is not on view
Yombe. 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)
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