University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 32-39-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bateke
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Iron
Cowrie
Iconography:Male
Height: 59cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. William S. Godfrey, 1932

Description

Representing a man in standing posture, knees bent, bent arms in relief on sides. Rectangular aperture in position of stomach, from which "medicine" has been removed. Other "medicine" remains in the form of two concretions of a resinous substance on the forehead and the top of the head; a cowry shell is embedded in each of these. An iron ring, from which depend a knife and an oblong iron bell, surrounds the shoulders. The sides of the face have incised vertical striations. A rectangular beard depends immediatelyfrom the lower lip. See AF 4706.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1954 - 31 Dec 1954)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 66View Objects cited in this Publication

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