Kongo (Woyo subgroup). <em>Staff-Rattle (Ntafu Maluangu)</em>, 19th century. Wood, pigment, ferrous screw, 18 3/4 x 2 7/8 x 2 1/4in. (47.6 x 7.3 x 5.7cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.476. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.476_front_PS5.jpg)

Staff-Rattle (Ntafu Maluangu)

Artist:Kongo (Woyo subgroup)Kongo (Yombe subgroup)

Medium: Wood, pigment, ferrous screw

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Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 18 3/4 x 2 7/8 x 2 1/4in. (47.6 x 7.3 x 5.7cm)

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Accession Number: 22.476

Image: CUR.22.476_front_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Carved, standing Janus figure, light hardwood, staff-rattle. One side male, the other female. Both have bottoms of chins with scarification marks; headdresses that are mushroom-shaped; and ears in the forms of question marks. Male holds stick upright in hands in front of body. Running along one side, between the two bodies, is a large crack; several other cracks are on the staff below the Janus figure.

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