University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF606
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Baluba
Basonge
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Man
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number16 - Field No SF

Description

Standing wooden anthropomorphic male figure; diamond shaped face; prominent brow; faint oval shaped eyes with horizontal slit across the center; triangular shaped nose; closed mouth; ears carved on either side; pointed beard; hair line begins at center of head, forming a knob, hole in center; long neck; arms form an L shape with hands on the side of the body of figure; prominent chest; opened space between arms and body of figure; legs and feet in standing position; knees slightly bent; figure stands on a raised rounded base; object is dark brown in color. See AF598.


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