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Seated Figure

Yombe

Artwork Details

Seated Figure
circa 1885
Yombe
wood
10 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 3 11/16 in (26 cm x 9.5 cm x 9.3 cm);10 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 3 11/16 in (26 cm x 9.5 cm x 9.3 cm)
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.186

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Subject Matter:

This seated figure dons an mpu hat, worn by chiefs or ritual specialists in Central Africa. His coat, however, is likely of Western origin. 

Physical Description:

Seated figure with crossed legs. The figure is holding an undecorated cup. He is wearing a vest and hat and is holding one hand to his chest. The figure sits on a stool, which rests on a drum. 

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