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Seated Male Figure

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Wood, metal studs, metal base
  • Place Made: Côte d'Ivoire
  • DATES late 19th–early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS height (with base): 28 3/4 x 10 x 7 in. (73 x 25.4 x 17.8 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Fernandez Arman to the Jennie Simpson Educational Collection of African Art
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Metal studs outline the face as well as the head, which is painted black. Metal studs also outline the ankles. The figure is set on a modern metal base. Condition: Feet are broken off. Check from chin through center of torso. Severe insect damage through the left buttock and shoulder.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Possibly Wobe. Seated Male Figure, late 19th–early 20th century. Wood, metal studs, metal base, height (with base): 28 3/4 x 10 x 7 in. (73 x 25.4 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Fernandez Arman to the Jennie Simpson Educational Collection of African Art, 72.102.6. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 72.102.6.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 72.102.6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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