University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 51-50-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Kasai District
Credit Line:Gift of P. Putnam, 1951


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.


[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 74View Objects cited in this Publication

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