Figure of Man with Knife
Arts of Africa
Wood, pigment, ceramic
19th or 20th century
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Wooden male figure on base. Soft light wood stained black and brown. The figure is leaning forward with right hand drawing knife from scabbard held in left hand. Wearing a flaring black mitre, sleeveless jacket, long sarong-like garment in black and brown pattern. Inlaid ceramic eyes, shaped teeth. Magic belt in back.
Condition: Neck split, skirt split and chipped. Worn.
This item is not on view
Possibly Kongo. Figure of Man with Knife, 19th or 20th century. Wood, pigment, ceramic, 38 x 10 3/4 in. (96.5 x 27.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1410. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1410_front_ps5.jpg)
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