Wooden. 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.
Purchased from Vignier, 1919
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Evocative Images: African Sculpture from the University Museum (Traveling version of "African Sculpture from the University Museum") ( Sep 1988 - Apr 1990)
African Gallery ( Aug 1995)
African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)
[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
: Page/Fig./Plate: 11
[Book] Ackley, David A. 1995. Playing Cards: African Artdeck.
[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 130-131
[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: A11
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 61
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 51
[Journal] Wieschhoff, H. A. The African Collections of The University Museum Vol.: Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2. : Page/Fig./Plate: 17
[Journal] Hall, H. U. "Notes on Some Congo and West African Woodcarvings" Vol.: Vol. XIV, No. 2. : Page/Fig./Plate: 118, 120, 122
[Article] Petridis, Constantijn. 2012. Art from the Congo. Tribal Art Magazine. (3): 36-41. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 39
[Book] Kochnitzky, Leon. 1958. Negro Art in Belgian Congo. 91. : Page/Fig./Plate: page 57
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Wingert, Paul S. 1948. African Negro Sculpture.
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