Half-length figure of a girl carved in one piece with a shallow bowl from which the torso rises. The head is of the general type of the Bondo masks. The coiffure consists mainly of a triple crest flanked by two lobes. Round the base of this upper portion of the coiffure are looped two narrow strips of aluminum, meeting in front and behind. There are 3 uninterrupted "neck rings" (see 37-22-268). the arms are bent at the elbow, the hands (four-fingered) held against the midriff. Two trianglar pieces of aluminum are tied to the perforated ear lobes. A crescent-shaped piece of the same metal is fastened between the breasts.
Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Evocative Images: African Sculpture from the University Museum (Traveling version of "African Sculpture from the University Museum") ( Sep 1988 - Apr 1990)
African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)
Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum (18 Sep 2011)
[Book] Blackmun Visona, Monica. 2001. A History of Art in Africa. : Page/Fig./Plate: 168, 181
[Catalogue] LaGamma, Alisa. 2000. Art and Oracle: African Art and Rituals of Divination. : Page/Fig./Plate: 27-28
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 24
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 18
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Wingert, Paul S. 1948. African Negro Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 36
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Wingert, Paul S. 1948. African Negro Sculpture.
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