Single Head Goblet (Mbwoongntey)
Arts of Africa
early 20th century
6 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. (17.5 x 10.5 x 10.5 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.
Goblet with cup area in the form of a head. Top of head is flat; back of head is cantilevered above a straight neck. At temples there are incised concentric circles. Facial features are stylized. Raised lip of cup as well as base of pedestal have fine cross hatched decoration. Condition is fair. Extensive restoration on back of cup. One ear probably reattached. Hole under chin. Overall brown glossy patina.
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Kuba. Single Head Goblet (Mbwoongntey), early 20th century. Wood, 6 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. (17.5 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.167. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.167_front_PS5.jpg)
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