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Object Number:
30-21-2
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Basuto
Provenience:
Botswana
Section:
African
Materials:
Glass
Leather
Wood
Beeswax
Iconography:
Female
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.
Length:
30cm
Width:
17cm
Depth:
6.5cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Edward T. Hensen

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)
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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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Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum (18 Sep 2011 - Jan 2013)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 142-143
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