Songye. <em>Half Figure</em>, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, iron, tooth, 5 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 2 in. (13.3 x 5.7 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1433. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1433_front_PS5.jpg)

Half Figure


Medium: Wood, iron, tooth

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 2 in. (13.3 x 5.7 x 5.1 cm)


Accession Number: 22.1433

Image: CUR.22.1433_front_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Half figure with arms around waist. Breasts are prominent. A tooth is inserted in center of torso beneath the breast. Two nails inserted into base of neck at diagonals. Facial features are deeply carved; mouth is pronounced. Base is flared overall color is light brown. CONDITION: Face chipped worn.

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