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Fetish

Object Number:
AF3684
Current Location:
Africa Gallery
Culture:
Bakongo
Provenience:
Maritime Congo
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Glass
Wool
Description:
"Medicine" cap broken, casket intact. Belt and necklet of red woolen cloth, "medicine" bag of same material hangs from right wrist. Few nails in what is evidently quite an old example suggest secondary use as "nail fetish". Face and neck originally whitened.
Credit Line:
Purchased from W. O. Oldman
Other Number:
27034   -   Field No SF

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1982 - 1986)
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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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African Gallery ( Aug 1995)
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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: 101
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