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Object Number: 29-59-181
Current Location: Africa Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Masongo
Ambundu
Provenience: Angola
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Length: 62cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Henry C. Mercer, 1927
Other Number265 - Field No SF
22570 - Other Number

Description

Round wooden stick; human head with very fine features beautifully carved. Headdress (or hair?) extends in a point out the back. The body just below the head is carved into 5 triangles on three of which human faces are represented.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Evocative Images: African Sculpture from the University Museum (Traveling version of "African Sculpture from the University Museum") ( Sep 1988 - Apr 1990)View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery ( Aug 1995)View Objects in Exhibition
African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 25View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 138-139View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: 1View Objects cited in this Publication

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