Teke. <em>Figure of a Standing Male</em>, 19th or early 20th century. Wood, 11 15/16 x 2 13/16 in. (30.3 x 7.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.491. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.491.jpg)

Figure of a Standing Male


Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 11 15/16 x 2 13/16 in. (30.3 x 7.2 cm)


Accession Number: 22.491

Image: 22.491.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Carved from dark brown hardwood is a standing male figure, with a high elaborate cresting headdress, an elongated neck, and a large projecting flat beard. From the side, the nose, mouth, beard, penis, and knees each come to a point. Inset eyes are curved and slightly open; turned-up nose is angular; and projecting mouth is also slightly open. Condition is good. Front of proper left foot missing. Some surface cracks.

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