Possibly Kongo. <em>Figure of Man with Knife</em>, 19th or 20th century. Wood, pigment, ceramic, 38 x 10 3/4 in. (96.5 x 27.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1410. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1410_front_ps5.jpg)

Figure of Man with Knife


Medium: Wood, pigment, ceramic

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th or 20th century

Dimensions: 38 x 10 3/4 in. (96.5 x 27.3 cm)


Accession Number: 22.1410

Image: CUR.22.1410_front_ps5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Wooden male figure on base. Soft light wood stained black and brown. The figure is leaning forward with right hand drawing knife from scabbard held in left hand. Wearing a flaring black mitre, sleeveless jacket, long sarong-like garment in black and brown pattern. Inlaid ceramic eyes, shaped teeth. Magic belt in back. Condition: Neck split, skirt split and chipped. Worn.

Brooklyn Museum