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Object Number:
70-8-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Ekoi
Provenience:
Nigeria
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Raffia
Mud
Glass
Fiber
Iconography:
Crocodile Head
Description:
Wooden. In shape of a crocodile's head, with raffia fiber "ruff". Covered with mixture of mud and (?). Open mouth with inset "teeth" and stick for tongue. Circular mirrors for eyes and ears. Back of head covered with skin, hair gone. Two wooden bands across top of head have remnants of blue cloth attached, third band missing. Mounted on a coil-work basketry collar with braided chin strap.
Credit Line:
Purchased from Georges Rodrigues

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 78-79
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[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: A9
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