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Object Number:
30-46-2
Current Location:
Africa Gallery
Culture:
Bavili
Provenience:
Angola
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Glass
Brass
Iconography:
Male
Description:
Human figure, much weathered; incrustation of kola juice on face and upper part of body. On abdomen, protruding receptacle for medicine, in the front of which is a mirror. Thickly studded with nails and other pointed iron objects. Surrounding face, remains of a grooved flange intended to hold beard.
Credit Line:
Purchased from Sumner Healey

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1982 - 1986)
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African Gallery ( Aug 1995)
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Bibliography:

[Journal] Olszewski, Deborah I. African Healing Journeys. : Page/Fig./Plate: 6
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[Catalogue] Webb, Virginia-Lee. 2000. Perfect Documents: Walker Evans and African Art, 1935. : Page/Fig./Plate: 86
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[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 98-99
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[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: A13
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[Book] University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Postcard: Large Wooden Figure Studded with Nails, Bakongo Tribe, Reuplic of Congo, West Africa. 19th Century.
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[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 75
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[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 46
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