Standing Female Nude Holding a Knife
Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
8 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (21.6 x 12.1 x 7 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Bwayen (We, flourished 1920s-1930s). Standing Female Nude Holding a Knife, late 19th or early 20th century. Copper alloy, 8 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (21.6 x 12.1 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.221. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.221_front_PS5.jpg)
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Copper alloy standing female nude holding a large knife. Incised scarification marks on her abdomen and chest. Hair arranged in three ridges: one down center of head; each of other two out from central ridge to area above ears. Herringbone pattern used to depict hair.
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