From: Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF607
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Baluba | Basonge
Provenience Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo
Section African
Materials Wood | Fiber
Technique Carved
Iconography Human

Standing wooden anthropomorphic male figure; defined jaw line; prominent brow; oval shaped eyes with a horizontal slit through the center; triangular shaped nose with defined nostrils; protruding closed mouth; hair line begins towards the back of the head, front incised with vertical lines, hole in the top center of head (type of fiber is found in hole); cylindrical neck; arms form an L shape with hands placed on a protruding stomach; opened space between arms and body of figure;legs and feet in standing position; knees slightly bent; figure stands on rounded base; object is light brown in color. See AF598.

Height 13.5 cm
Width 3.6 cm
Outside Diameter 3.7 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 20 - Field No SF

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