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Bow Stand (Nsakakabemba)

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Wood, cloth, iron, vegetable cordage
DATES late 19th or early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 28 3/8 x 11 x 5 1/2in. (72.1 x 27.9 x 14cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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CAPTION Luba. Bow Stand (Nsakakabemba), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, cloth, iron, vegetable cordage, 28 3/8 x 11 x 5 1/2in. (72.1 x 27.9 x 14cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1346. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1346_transp6268.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 22.1346_transp6268.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wooden image, light wood, woman standing; three prong like projections at the top of head; hands held at the sides of breasts; cloth around lower part of figure; metal spike; typical Luba features; Umbilical rupture; diamond shaped design cut into prongs. Condition: Cracked and chipped.
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