Kuba (Bushoong subgroup). <em>Ndop Portrait of King Mishe miShyaang maMbul</em>, ca. 1760-1780. Wood (crossopterix febrifuga), camwood powder, 19 1/2 x 7 5/8 x 8 5/8 in.  (49.5 x 19.4 x 21.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin, Mrs. Donald M. Oenslager, Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Blum, and the Mrs. Florence A. Blum Fund, 61.33. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 61.33_front_PS2.jpg)

Ndop Portrait of King Mishe miShyaang maMbul

Artist:Kuba (Bushoong subgroup)

Medium: Wood (crossopterix febrifuga), camwood powder

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1760-1780

Dimensions: 19 1/2 x 7 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. (49.5 x 19.4 x 21.9 cm)



Accession Number: 61.33

Image: 61.33_front_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
The figure sits cross-legged on a rectangular platform which is decorated with geometric chain-like bands. His right hand rests on his knee, the left hand holds a ritual knife. The head is large, with finely carved features and a curved hairline. His eyes are closed. The headdress consists of a decorated board atop a cylindrical ring. He wears a belt incised with shell motifs, armbands, bracelets, a rounded shoulder strap, and a belt with richly decorated back apron. In front of him is a cylindrical drum set on a small perforated pedestal. The drum is decorated with a hand and intertwined geometric motifs. Condition: very good. Dark, mellow patina throughout. There is a fine crack down the p. left torso, a larger one at p. left through foot and base. A recessed rectangular patch at p. left jawline. Minor checks at lower back and right pedestal. Some chips at left base, insect holes in base.

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