Kuba. <em>Single Head Goblet (Mbwoongntey)</em>, 19th century. Wood, 6 1/2 x 4 x 4 in. (16.5 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.126. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.126_threequarter_PS5.jpg)

Single Head Goblet (Mbwoongntey)


Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 4 x 4 in. (16.5 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)


Accession Number: 22.126

Image: CUR.22.126_threequarter_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Wooden cup in the shape of a human head with stylized features. Cup has one inch cylindrical lip with linear decoration. Hair is made up of crosshatched lines with a raised diamond-shaped segment on the back of the head. Cheeks have curved multilinear scarification. At temples there are linear concentric forms. Cylindrical ears protrude. Pedestal is shallow and circular in shape. CONDITION: Good.

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