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Grave Marker

Object Number:
62-4-1
Current Location:
Imagine Africa
Provenience:
Madagascar
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Description:
Wood weathered grey. Human figure standing on rectangular base and supporting on its head a flat post on the top of which are two birds; the post bears carved and cutout ornamentation in seven registers- a circle (at the top) and alternately two crescents and a diamond-shaped section enclosing a boxed X. Figure probably held something, now missing; right "hand" is an open ring; the ring which formed the left hand is broken.
Credit Line:
Purchased from Peter Marks

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1982 - 1986)
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44 Eyes in a Museum Storeroom ( Dec 2000 - 2001)
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Evocative Images: African Sculpture from the University Museum (Traveling version of "African Sculpture from the University Museum") ( Sep 1988 - Apr 1990)
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African Gallery ( Aug 1995)
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African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)
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Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum (18 Sep 2011)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] University of Pennsylvania Museum. 2000. 44 Celebrity Eyes in a Museum Storeroom. : Page/Fig./Plate: 32-33
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[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 144-145
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