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Object Number: 77-4-1
Current Location: Africa Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Zaire
Belgian Congo
Locus: Nyanga or Mukedi Station
Date Made: 1920's
Early Date: 1920
Late Date: 1929
Length: 0.6cm
Width: 0.18cm
Thickness: 0.205cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Zelma G. Langdon, 1977


Wood. Narrow face. Sharp features, prominent forehead, hair flattish with knot on top. Eyes and mouth slits outlined by sharp ridges. Beard long and pointed with sharp central vertical ridge. Beard edged with fine raffia. Paint: Red on face; white in hollows of eyes and lips; black outlining ridges on face; black and white triangle-checkerboard covers beard. Used in circumcision ceremonies.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery ( Aug 1995)View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 27View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 110-111View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: A7View Objects cited in this Publication

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