Baule. <em>Figure of a Monkey, possibly for Mbra</em>, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, pigment, sacrificial material, 22 x 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 in.  (55.9 x 13.3 x 19.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Carll H. de Silver Fund, 2001.48. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 2001.48_threequarter_PS9.jpg)

Figure of a Monkey, possibly for Mbra


Medium: Wood, pigment, sacrificial material

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 22 x 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. (55.9 x 13.3 x 19.7 cm)


Accession Number: 2001.48

Image: 2001.48_threequarter_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Standing male figure with legs flexed holding a bowl. Head is in the form of a baboon or monkey with open mouth and teeth painted white. Condition: An old crack extends from upper jaw to top of head. Along this crack, in proper right eyebrow, a small chip approximately 1/4 inch x 1/4 inch is missing. Other areas, including legs, back, arms, and shoulders, show varying degrees of deterioration and old insect damage.

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