Goblet with Double Head (Mbwoongntey)
Arts of Africa
early 20th century
8 9/16 x 5 5/16 in. (21.8 x 13.5 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Prior to 1922, provenance not yet documented; by 1922, acquired by François Poncelet of Brussels, Belgium; 1922, purchased in Brussels from François Poncelet by Stewart Culin for the Brooklyn Museum.
Janus head palm wine cup on small, narrow necked pedestal. Faces have almond shaped eyes meeting over triangular nose. Small pursed mouth showing teeth. Prominent round keloids at temples. Hair indicated by crosshatching. Condition: good.
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Kuba. Goblet with Double Head (Mbwoongntey), early 20th century. Wood, 8 9/16 x 5 5/16 in. (21.8 x 13.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.162. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.162_side_PS5.jpg)
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