File:Brooklyn Museum 1998.124.1 Grave Marker in the Form of a Female Figure.jpg

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English: Grave Marker in the Form of a Female Figure
English: Standing female figure with pendulous breasts, arms held rigidly to sides. Figure has domed coiffure with curvilinear design, small sunken eyes, two inset teeth, a carved multi-strand necklace, and carved armbands. There are areas of red-ochre pigment, a finely worn surface, and old patina. Condition: Overall good; heavily eroded from weathering.
English: The Konso of Ethiopia carve simple, elongated figures as part of sculptural groupings honoring the memory of prominent men. The groupings may include representations of the deceased, his wife, his defeated enemies, and even animals that he killed.
English: 19th century or earlier
Dimensions 39 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (99.7 x 10.8 x 10.8 cm)
institution QS:P195,Q632682
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Credit line Gift of Serge and Jodie Becker-Patterson
  • Culture: Southern Nations/Nationalities/Peoples Region, Ethiopia
  • Place made: Southern Nations/Nationalities/Peoples Region, Ethiopia
Source/Photographer Online Collection of Brooklyn Museum; Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1998.124.1_transpc002.jpg
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