Chamba. <em>Standing Male Figure</em>, early 20th century. Wood, organic materials, 24 3/8 x 6 x 5 in. (61.9 x 15.2 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift in honor of William C. Siegmann in recognition of his contributions to the study and understanding of African Arts, 2011.31.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2011.31.1_PS6.jpg)

Standing Male Figure


Medium: Wood, organic materials

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 20th century

Dimensions: 24 3/8 x 6 x 5 in. (61.9 x 15.2 x 12.7 cm)



Accession Number: 2011.31.1

Image: 2011.31.1_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Standing male figure with a flat central crest running down middle/top of the head. Figure has outsized hands, limbs that join the torso at a sharp and irregular angle below an open, gaping mouth, and a severely reduced face, whose only other distinguishing feature is a pair of slightly raised mounds suggesting eyes. The entire work is covered in a fine and even sacrificial patina. Stands on an attached wooden base. Condition: good.

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