University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 73-2-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Nigeria
Iconography:Human Head
Credit Line:Purchased from Michel Hugenin, 1973


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Evocative Images: African Sculpture from the University Museum (Traveling version of "African Sculpture from the University Museum") ( Sep 1988 - Apr 1990)View Objects in Exhibition
African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)View Objects in Exhibition


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

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