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Object Number:
AF5172
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Bakongo
Provenience:
Zaire
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Iron
Glass
Iconography:
Man
Description:
Wooden, eyes inlaid with glass, right arm upraised, hand originally held spear(?). Perineal band and necklet of cloth. Cylindrical cap of a resinous concretion ("medicine"); "medicine" casket (with mirror) on front of body. The whole except face and mirror smeared with camwood pigment; face covered with black coating, probably of same substance as that of cap and casket. Two nails driven inback, apparently as afterthought, as this does not seem to be a "nail fetish". In top of cap is stuck a piece of cane, "gun barrel."
Credit Line:
Purchased from William O. Oldman
Other Number:
8   -   Field Number SF

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