University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF1335
Current Location: Out on loan
Culture:Baluba
Basonge
Zappo-Zap
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Fiber
Wood
Brass
Iconography:Man
Height: 20cm
Width: 6cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number11 - Other Number

Description

Standing anthropomorphic wooden charm; protruding facial features; opened mouth; conical shaped protrusion from top of head; hole through each ear; shoulders protrude back with arms in an L-formation with handls on lower back; bulging belly; bottom half of figure is wrapped in some type of loin cloth made of rough plant fiber material; also twisted fiber wrapped around figure; square shaped base.


Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 63View Objects cited in this Publication

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