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Single Head Goblet (Mbwoongntey)

Arts of Africa

CULTURES Kuba or Wongo
DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 6 1/2 x 4 x 4 in. (16.5 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wooden cup in the shape of a human head with stylized features. Cup has one inch cylindrical lip with linear decoration. Hair is made up of crosshatched lines with a raised diamond-shaped segment on the back of the head. Cheeks have curved multilinear scarification. At temples there are linear concentric forms. Cylindrical ears protrude. Pedestal is shallow and circular in shape. CONDITION: Good.
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