University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:30-46-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bavili
Provenience: Angola
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Glass
Brass
Iconography:Male
Height: 104.5 cm
Width: 41.4 cm
Depth: 28.7 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Sumner Healey, 1930

Description

Human figure, much weathered; incrustation of kola juice on face and upper part of body. On abdomen, protruding receptacle for medicine, in the front of which is a mirror. Thickly studded with nails and other pointed iron objects. Surrounding face, remains of a grooved flange intended to hold beard.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1982 - 1986) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery ( Aug 1995) View Objects in Exhibition
African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Journal] Olszewski, Deborah I.. African Healing Journeys. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 6View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Webb, Virginia-Lee. 2000. Perfect Documents: Walker Evans and African Art, 1935. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. pg. 1-112 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 86View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 98-99View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 21 Nov 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. pg. 1-15 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: A13View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Postcard: Large Wooden Figure Studded with Nails, Bakongo Tribe, Reuplic of Congo, West Africa. 19th Century. H.K. Barnett, Allison Park, Pa. 15101. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Plass, Margaret, and Coon, Carleton S.. Dec 1957. "African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery". The University Museum Bulletin.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 21. no. 4. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 75View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B.. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 46View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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