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Object Number:
AF616
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Baluba
Basonge
Provenience:
Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Iconography:
Man
Description:
Standing, wooden anthropomorphic male figure; defined jawline; prominent brow and closed mouth; triangular shaped nose oval shaped eyes, slit across the center; small arrow shaped nicks on the side of the head that represent ears; hairline begins at the center of crown; front side of hair is of twelve vertical rows; back of hair is plain, smooth surface; cylindrical neck; shoulders protrude from the side; arms bent at the elbow with hands placed on both side of belly, front of belly bulges slightly; open space between arms and body of figure; prominent chest and backside; legs and feet are in standing position; knees slightlty bent; round base; object is dark brown in color.
Credit Line:
Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff
Other Number:
35   -   Field No SF

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)
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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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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 124
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