University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF659
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bahuana
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number152 - Other Number

Description

Cephalomorphic wooden peg fetish; front of face has deteoriated; four vertical grooves carved on the top of the head, representing hair; long neck; bulging protrusion in center of body of peg, tapering towards the base; hole through side of head. Probably used as doll.


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