Funerary Portrait Head
Arts of Africa
Buffware, reduced-fired, encrustation, wood
late 19th or early 20th century
This item is not on view
Caroline A.L. Pratt Fund
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Akan. Funerary Portrait Head, late 19th or early 20th century. Buffware, reduced-fired, encrustation, wood, height: 6 3/8 in. (16.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Caroline A.L. Pratt Fund, 68.10.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.10.1_threequarter_bw.jpg)
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Solid buffware reduced-fire head; brown and white encrustation throughout. Oval head with raised brow line, ears and nose; coffee-bean eyes, small chipped mouth. Horizontal ring design on cylindrical neck, flaring base (with wood peg for standing). Two depressions on top of head and one at base, mouth area darkened. CONDITION: Horizontal crack in neck.
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