University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 97-18-30
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Kongo
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Metal
Nails
Cloth
Plant Matter
Pigment
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Hill II, 1997

Description

Janus fetish figure. Carved wood, with triangular and long nails inserted around figure. Medicine pouches and a mirror inserted in stomach area. Surface is very encrusted and crudely carved.


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