Mangbetu. <em>Figure of a Standing Male</em>, late 19th or early 20th century. Ivory, fiber, 14 x 2 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. (35.6 x 5.4 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1260. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1260_PS1.jpg)

Figure of a Standing Male


Medium: Ivory, fiber

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 14 x 2 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. (35.6 x 5.4 x 8.3 cm)


Accession Number: 22.1260

Image: 22.1260_PS1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Ivory figure with small black eyes and evident nostrils. Elongated body and neck. Shoulders blocky. Hands at sides are joined to body at hips. Fiber apron covers prominent genitalia. Toes are carved. Mounted on wooden base. Condition is good. Head appears to have been reattached. Missing chip at collarbone.

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