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Figure of a Male Stilt Dancer Holding Knife and Horn

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Copper alloy, fiber
  • Possible Place Made: Kpeaple, Nimba County, Liberia
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 24 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 3in. (61.6 x 12.1 x 7.6cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Man with beard, high peaked cap, ornamented body, and arms raised. In right hand he holds a twisted staff; in left hand, a cup-shaped object. Legs are tied to stilts. A fiber skirt that was originally attached to figure's waist has fallen down. The fiber is in poor condition.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Duahn Yibay (Dan, flourished 1920s–1930s). Figure of a Male Stilt Dancer Holding Knife and Horn, late 19th or early 20th century. Copper alloy, fiber, 24 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 3in. (61.6 x 12.1 x 7.6cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.272. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.272_front_PS5.jpg)
    IMAGE front, CUR.22.272_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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