Chokwe. <em>Female Figure with Horn (Kaponya)</em>, late 19th century. Wood, copper alloy, 12 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (31.1 x 8.9 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marcia and John Friede, 74.89. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 74.89_threequarter_edited_version_SL1.jpg)

Female Figure with Horn (Kaponya)

Artist:Chokwe

Medium: Wood, copper alloy

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 12 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (31.1 x 8.9 x 8.3 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H1, 6D

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 74.89

Image: 74.89_threequarter_edited_version_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Wooden standing female figure. It clasps a horn over its left shoulder and rests on its own circular base. The figure wears no clothing. Its elaborate coiffure consists of incised undulating forms topped by a flower-like decoration. There are metal rings on each ankle. Condition: erosion at back and underside of base. Lips show some losses. A toe on the left foot is void as is the left arm from the shoulder. Headdress worn at rear. Portion of flower-like decoration void. Insect erosion at back and underside of base. Lips show some losses.

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