Feia Tomekpa (Dan, flourished 1940s-early 1950s). <em>Ceremonial Hoe</em>, 20th century. Wood, iron, 15 × 2 × 4 1/4 × 8 in. (38.1 × 5.1 × 10.8 × 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Brian S. Leyden, 87.216.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.216.2_front_PS6.jpg)

Ceremonial Hoe

Artist:Feia TomekpaDan

Medium: Wood, iron

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Dates:20th century

Dimensions: 15 × 2 × 4 1/4 × 8 in. (38.1 × 5.1 × 10.8 × 20.3 cm)



Accession Number: 87.216.2

Image: 87.216.2_front_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Ceremonial hoe with cylindrical handle of wood, topped by human head with stylized face, wearing a coiffure which is ridged in the center and incised with geometric designs. Two small metal teeth set into mouth. Bottom of handle widens into bifurcated form with a center projection. The metal hoe, pointed at the tip, is attached to this lower section. Series of rings carved below head, and two narrow bands of triangular forms just below widened bottom section. Condition: One long crack down the front starting at chin; crack in bottom lower section; Small chips and nicks in wood; metal hoe worn and patinated. Recieved together with 84.216.1; both mounted on the same detachable wood and metal mount.

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