Figure of a Standing Female
Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
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.
Standing female half-figure, truncated below hips with saw. Coiffure in long pointed queue ("hornbill" style, possibly). Hands to hips. Arms and breasts carved in uncharacteristic manner, with no cicatrization.
Condition is good.
This item is not on view
Possibly Luba. Figure of a Standing Female, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, 9 5/8 x 5/16 in. (24.4 x 0.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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