Kasongo. <em>Female Figure with Medicinal Charge (Musinju)</em>, 19th century. Wood, metal, resin, 8 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2 in. (21.6 x 6.4 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.817. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.817_SL1_edited_version.jpg)

Female Figure with Medicinal Charge (Musinju)


Medium: Wood, metal, resin

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2 in. (21.6 x 6.4 x 5.1 cm)


Accession Number: 22.817

Image: 22.817_SL1_edited_version.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Female figure. Object carried on head. Holes on either side of the head suggest that it was used as a pendant. Covered with heavy coat of sticky oil. Will probably continue to exude oil to some extent even when some is removed by conservators. Condition: Good

Brooklyn Museum