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Figurine

Object Number:58-17-139
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bateke
Provenience: Republic of the Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Iconography:Man
Height: 23.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Harry B. Wright, 1958

Description

Figurine in light colored wood with barrel-shaped body (to which, were this not for the tourist trade, medicines would once have been attached, hiding the trunk), two legs, with left foot mended; head with crested headdress, dark-colored, and spade-shaped beard; sides of face completely scarified; piece carved off-center of original branch or trunk.

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