University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 30-21-2
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Basuto
Provenience: Botswana
Section:African
Materials:Glass
Leather
Wood
Beeswax
Iconography:Female
Length: 30cm
Width: 17cm
Depth: 6.5cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Edward F. Hensen, 1930

Description

Wooden cylinder, each end enlarging into a ball. Features of face and the hair are of beeswax; the body is covered completely with beads; arms and legs are strings of beads. Ornamentation of beads, buttons, cloth, and leather. Charm carried by women to promote child-bearing. Compare 31-2-206, 30-21-1.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Evocative Images: African Sculpture from the University Museum (Traveling version of "African Sculpture from the University Museum") ( Sep 1988 - Apr 1990)View Objects in Exhibition
African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)View Objects in Exhibition
Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum (18 Sep 2011)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 142-143View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Curnow, Kathy. 2014. At Home In Africa: Design, Beauty and Pleasing Irregularity in Domestic Settings. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 108/Fig. 6-8View Objects cited in this Publication

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