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.
Purchased from Zelma G. Langdon
Current & Past Exhibitions:
African Gallery ( Aug 1995)
[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
: Page/Fig./Plate: 27
[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 110-111
[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: A7
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