Cup in form of female figure

Wongo peoples
late 19th or early 20th century
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General Description

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.

Excerpt from

Roslyn A. Walker, Label text, Arts of Africa, 2015.

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