Kongo (Lumbo subgroup). <em>Standing Female Figure</em>, 19th century. Wood, pigment, 34 x 12 x 6 1/2 in. (86.4 x 30.5 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marcia and John Friede, 71.202. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 71.202_SL1.jpg)

Standing Female Figure

Artist:Kongo (Lumbo subgroup)Punu

Medium: Wood, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 34 x 12 x 6 1/2 in. (86.4 x 30.5 x 16.5 cm)


Museum Location: 5H7-TOP


Accession Number: 71.202

Image: 71.202_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Female figure with long torso standing on short flexed legs. The arms of the figure are bent at the elbow with the right hand upraised and the left hand held down at the side, with thumb pointing downwards. Crested headdress and crosshatched diamond scarification on forehead. Elongated neck covered with ringed necklace; wrists have bracelets. Elaborate scarifciation patterns on torso, including a cross-form. Enlarged navel and exposed vulva. Black pigment on headdress; red tukula pigment on body. CONDITON: Second finger and a portion of the thumb broken off left hand. Small finger on right hand worn. Part of middle toe of left foot broken off. Figure frayed. Left side of head and temple battered. Insect damage on left side of upper elbow.

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