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Object Number:
73-2-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Ekoi
Provenience:
Nigeria
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Skin
Fiber
Iconography:
Human Head
Description:
Human head carved of wood and covered with antelope skin. Set on basketry base. Circle on forehead and in front of each ear. Small oval slanted eyes, cut out from skin, nail pupils. Short small nose. Open mouth with teeth, gap between front teeth. Large complicated hairstyle. Main feature is six large forward curving prongs on top. On each side of these is a horizontal spiral carving with a smaller perpendicular one going down from it. Many studs in spaces between main elements.
Credit Line:
Purchased from Michel Hugenin

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 70-71
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