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Reliquary Figure

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Object Number:
22222
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Fang
Provenience:
Gabon
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Iconography:
Human
Description:
Wood reliquary figure. Figures of this rtpe are attached to a bark box which contains the skulls and bones of clan ancestors. At the annual initiation ceremony into the ancestral cult they are removed and utilized as puppets above a palm thatch parition.
Credit Line:
Gift of Thomas G. Morton
Other Number:
11A   -   Other 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 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: 81
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[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 57
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[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 44
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