Cup in form of female figure
- Wongo peoples
- late 19th or early 20th century
This cup portrays a standing female figure with arms akimbo, or on her hips, and her face and torso decorated with raised scarification patterns. The lateral triangles formed by her bent arms echo the inverted triangle of her torso. Instead of being carved on a platform, she stands firm and perfectly balanced on her two feet.
Roslyn A. Walker, Label text, Arts of Africa, 2015.
- University of Iowa Museum of Art, Art & Life in Africa
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