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Object Number:
51-50-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Bayaka
Provenience:
Kasai District
Section:
African
Materials:
Fiber
Wood
Iconography:
Woman
Description:
The face section, which is in the form of a squatting female figure with left arm upraised (right arm and leg missing), is of wood painted with white pipe clay and red ochre and a little blue. High headdress, of burlap over a reed frame, has five upright horns, the center one with a wide ring around its base; the whole painted white, red and black. Heavy grass "skirt"; thick wooden handle. Collector's note: "Ndemba" by Mbangi of Ngowa-Sanga; "face" is a woman. Two years old.
Credit Line:
Gift of P. Putnam

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 74
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