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Object Number:
AF5120
Current Location:
Culture:
Baluba
Provenience:
Zaire
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Iconography:
Seated Female
Bowl
Description:
Seated female, bowl in lap. Figure holding a bowl (mboko). Representing a women of high status. White clay (kaolin) is placed in the bowl and used for therapeutic and religious purposes.
Height:
31cm
Width:
10cm
Depth:
20cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Vignier
Other Number:
062   -   Cast Number

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 Gallery ( Aug 1995)
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African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 11
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[Book] Ackley, David A. 1995. Playing Cards: African Artdeck.
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[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 130-131
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[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: A11
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[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 61
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[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 51
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[Journal] Wieschhoff, H. A. The African Collections of The University Museum Vol.: Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2. : Page/Fig./Plate: 17
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[Journal] Hall, H. U. "Notes on Some Congo and West African Woodcarvings" Vol.: Vol. XIV, No. 2. : Page/Fig./Plate: 118, 120, 122
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