Artist:Kuba (Bushoong subgroup)
Medium: Wood (Crossopteryx febrifuga), tukula
Dimensions: 19 1/2 x 7 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. (49.5 x 19.4 x 21.9 cm)
Museum Location: Lobby annex, 1st floor
Accession Number: 61.33
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.