Arts of Africa
late 19th century
without base: 21 3/4 x 4 x 3 3/4 in. (55.5 x 10.2 x 9.5 cm) (show scale)
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Carll H. de Silver Fund
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Mumuye. Figure (Iagalagana), late 19th century. Wood, kaolin, without base: 21 3/4 x 4 x 3 3/4 in. (55.5 x 10.2 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Carll H. de Silver Fund, 68.191. Creative Commons-BY
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Standing wooden highly stylized figure with a crested headdress and large shell-like ear ornaments. Body is a series of flattened twisted shapes. Eyes are circles painted white, sharp nose pierced horizontally, small mouth open. Incised facial marks and cross hatch hair pattern. Modern black wood base. CONDITION: Good. Dry, aged patina, old chips and abrasions. Left leg broken off and reglued. White paint missing off left earpiece.
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