Kuba (Lele subgroup). <em>Figurative Cup (Mbwoongntey)</em>, 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)

Figurative Cup (Mbwoongntey)

Artist:Kuba (Lele subgroup)Kuba (Bushoong subgroup)

Medium: Wood, shell

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 20th century

Dimensions: 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)


Accession Number: 22.1484

Image: 22.1484_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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.

Brooklyn Museum