Single Head Goblet (Mbwoongntey)
Arts of Africa
early 20th century
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.
Carved wooden goblet with single head. Horned hairdo sweeps backward from pointed forehead and ends in back. Narrow face with triangular nose small ears, long ridged neck set into hemispheric base. The top opening is a 1 1/2 in. high cylinder. CONDITION: Good. Vertical cracks from top opening and base.
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Kuba. Single Head Goblet (Mbwoongntey), early 20th century. Wood, 9 x 4 in. (22.9 x 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.121. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.121_front_PS5.jpg)
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