Figurative Cup (Mbwoongntey)
Arts of Africa
early 20th century
7 5/16 x 3 3/8 x 3 15/16 in. (18.6 x 8.5 x 10 cm)
Diameter at mouth: 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Carved figurative wooden goblet with large head, elongated neck, and very short legs. Inlays of white shell in eyes, ears, and half of back of head. Tongue protruding.
Condition is good; loss to back of left foot.
This item is not on view
Kuba (Lele subgroup). Figurative Cup (Mbwoongntey), early 20th century. Wood, shell, 7 5/16 x 3 3/8 x 3 15/16 in. (18.6 x 8.5 x 10 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1484. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1484_PS2.jpg)
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