Luba. <em>Kabwelulu Gourd Figure</em>, 19th century. Wood, metal, 7 3/4 x 2 7/8 x 2 3/4 in. (19.7 x 7.3 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1454. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1454_threequarter_PS2.jpg)

Kabwelulu Gourd Figure


Medium: Wood, metal

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 7 3/4 x 2 7/8 x 2 3/4 in. (19.7 x 7.3 x 7 cm)


Accession Number: 22.1454

Image: 22.1454_threequarter_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Wooden standing female figure holding hands below breasts. At top of head, deep hole in center. Along outer edges of face, scarification indications. Chin, long and beardlike. At back of neck, three pronged headdress. Condition is fair. Coating of resin covers entire figure. Part of headdress broken off.

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