Three-Headed Figure (Sakimatwemtwe)

Unknown19th century

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York City, United States

Standing figure carved from a single piece of fine-grained wood with one large central head on an elongated neck and two smaller heads rising out of the shoulders. Each head has a carved face and each of the three faces is oval in shape with small holes for eyes, a larger hole for a mouth, and a long narrow nose beginning at the crown of the forehead. Down the single-bodys torso are four notches in succession. The figures single set of arms are at its sides, but gradually flare away from the body. Legs are apart; fiber cord is around left ankle. Condition: Good


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