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Object Number:
29-59-27
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Bayaka
Provenience:
Angola
Kawe
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Grass
Leather
Glass
Technique:
Beaded
Iconography:
Amandus Johnson
Description:
Wood with bead eyes. Human figure; hide and grass dress. This figure "was in actual use in the village of Kawe. Bought from local medicine man in exchange against my own European medicine against malaria - Quinine tablets."
Height:
28cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Henry C. Mercer
Other Number:
60   -   Field No SF
19534   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum (18 Sep 2011 - Jan 2013)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 104-105
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