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Pot Lid with Seated Male Figure (Taampha)

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Wood, stain
DATES 19th or early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 3 1/2 x 8 x 8 in. (8.9 x 20.3 x 20.3 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
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CAPTION Kongo (Woyo subgroup). Pot Lid with Seated Male Figure (Taampha), 19th or early 20th century. Wood, stain, 3 1/2 x 8 x 8 in. (8.9 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1115. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE front, CUR.22.1115_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A flat disc of hard wood stained brown. In center, a man on a slightly elevated base sits with elbows on knees and chin on forearms. To his right are two bottles (possibly) while behind him a female figure in relief lies on a mat. Object is worn and cracked.
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Pot Lid with Seated Male Figure (Taampha)