Konso artist. <em>Memorial stela (waakaa or waga)</em>, 19th century or earlier. Wood, 39 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.  (99.7 x 10.8 x 10.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Serge and Jodie Becker-Patterson
, 1998.124.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1998.124.1_edited_SL3.jpg)

Memorial stela (waakaa or waga)


Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century or earlier

Dimensions: 39 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (99.7 x 10.8 x 10.8 cm)



Accession Number: 1998.124.1

Image: 1998.124.1_edited_SL3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Standing female figure with pendulous breasts, arms held rigidly to sides. Figure has domed coiffure with curvilinear design, small sunken eyes, two inset teeth, a carved multi-strand necklace, and carved armbands. There are areas of red-ochre pigment, a finely worn surface, and old patina. Condition: Overall good; heavily eroded from weathering.

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