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AF606

From: Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF606
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Baluba | Basonge
Provenience Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo
Section African
Materials Wood
Iconography Man
Description

Standing wooden anthropomorphic male figure; diamond shaped face; prominent brow; faint oval shaped eyes with horizontal slit across the center; triangular shaped nose; closed mouth; ears carved on either side; pointed beard; hair line begins at center of head, forming a knob, hole in center; long neck; arms form an L shape with hands on the side of the body of figure; prominent chest; opened space between arms and body of figure; legs and feet in standing position; knees slightly bent; figure stands on a raised rounded base; object is dark brown in color. See AF598.

Height 17.2 cm
Width 4.8 cm
Outside Diameter 4.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 16 - Field No SF

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