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Object Number: 72-33-1
Current Location: Africa Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Nigeria
Plant Fiber
Height: 40.64cm
Outside Diameter:20.32cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Olsen Foundation, 1972


In shape of cone with oval base. Beaded all over with tiny glass beads. Colors: Dark blue, bright blue, translucent yellow, red, aqua, pink, white, clear. Several strings of beads of varying length hang from the bottom. On front and back there are two vertically arranged faces (4 altogether). Features protrude from round, flat background. Rather abstract. Round bulging eyes. Rectangular block directly above them for brows. Nose is triangular block perpendicular to and attached to brows. Sides between faces decorated with geometric designs. Condition is good.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1987 - 1994)View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery ( Aug 1995)View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 6View Objects cited in this Publication

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