Lega. <em>Three-Headed Figure (Sakimatwemtwe)</em>, 19th century. Wood, fiber, kaolin, 5 1/2 x 2 x 1 1/8 in. (14 x 5.1 x 2.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.486. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.486_SL1_edited_version.jpg)

Three-Headed Figure (Sakimatwemtwe)


Medium: Wood, fiber, kaolin

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 2 x 1 1/8 in. (14 x 5.1 x 2.9 cm)



Accession Number: 22.486

Image: 22.486_SL1_edited_version.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Standing figure carved from a single piece of fine-grained wood with one large central head on an elongated neck and two smaller heads rising out of the shoulders. Each head has a carved face and each of the three faces is oval in shape with small holes for eyes, a larger hole for a mouth, and a long narrow nose beginning at the crown of the forehead. Down the single-body's torso are four notches in succession. The figure's single set of arms are at its sides, but gradually flare away from the body. Legs are apart; fiber cord is around left ankle. Condition: Good

Brooklyn Museum