Feia Tomekpa (Dan, flourished 1940s-early 1950s). <em>Ceremonial Hoe</em>, 20th century. Wood, iron, 14 1/8 x 2 1/4 x 4 1/16 in. (35.9 x 5.7 x 10.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Brian S. Leyden, 87.216.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.216.1_front_PS6.jpg)

Ceremonial Hoe

Artist:Feia TomekpaDan

Medium: Wood, iron

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:20th century

Dimensions: 14 1/8 x 2 1/4 x 4 1/16 in. (35.9 x 5.7 x 10.3 cm)



Accession Number: 87.216.1

Image: 87.216.1_front_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Ceremonial hoe with cylindrical handle of wood, topped by human head with stylized face, wearing coiffure divided into 2 sections. Four metal teeth are set into the mouth. The bottom of the handle widens into bifurcated form, into which is attached the rounded metal hoe. Incised rings below neck and just above widened bottom section. Condition: One long crack down back of handle; small chips and nick in wood; metal hoe worn and patinated.

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