University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 95-17-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Angola
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Paint
Technique:Carved
Painted
Iconography:Bird
Credit Line:Gift of Esther Chilstrom-Meixner, 1996

Description

Simple carved wooden bird. Bulky rectangular body, thick neck and legs. Long pointy beek with slits for eyes and a ridge at the crown of the head. Small relief on body to suggest wings. Black pigment on body. The two points at the tail look worn and chipped. The top of the right foot proper is chipped and the left foot proper is broken off. The belly of the bird lloks like the carving was unfinished.


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