University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Guardian Figure from French Gabon [Object of the Day #35]


By: Amy Ellsworth

This figure from Gabon is made of wood covered with metal sheets represents a human face and would serve as a reliquary guardian figure. Read more about the depiction of European people in Yoruba sculpture in Expedition magazine article The Pink People┬áby David Crownover. Penn Museum Object #29-12-236. View this object and more like it […]

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