University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 58-17-91
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bapende
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Fiber
Credit Line:Bequest of Harry B. Wright, 1958

Description

Face half white, half dark brown, split vertically, red dot on forehead; perforated left eyelid; swollen forehead; nose twisted to its left; woven head covering with rows of criss-crossed black stitches; woven raphia fringe around lower half of face attached below ears.


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