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Object Number:
AF35
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Mayombe
Kongo
Yombe
Provenience:
Boma District
Maritime Congo
Section:
African
Materials:
Fiber
Shell
Wood
Iconography:
Cicatrisation
Description:
Called Makuala and Matundu, representing spirits of the sacred rainbows of the Nkimba secret society. Two figures, each holding a rod or staff across shoulders, seated on square pedestal with long pointed handle; fringe of nuts or fruit shells fastened below pedestal.
Credit Line:
Purchased from W. H. Leslie
Other Number:
139077   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 24
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[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 102-103
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[Journal] Hall, H. U. "The African Collections" Vol.: Vol. 3, No. 6. : Page/Fig./Plate: 165
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[Journal] Hall, Henry U. "Fetish Figures of Equatorial Africa" Vol.: Vol. XI, No. 1. : Page/Fig./Plate: 52
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