University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-12-72
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baule
Provenience: Ivory Coast
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Male
Height: 41.4 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. Laporte, 1929
Other Number:025 - Cast Number

Description

Colored black. Face marks: double broken line between eye and ear, single one between eyebrows. Long, narrow pointed face with the stylization of the mouth especially, are features of the divine style, and suggest that the figurine represents a god, perhaps the third member of the triad which compromises the sky, the earth and their son.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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: 16View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Journal] Wieschhoff, H. A. The African Collections of The University Museum Vol.: Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2.. University Museum Bulletin. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 40View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Wingert, Paul S. 1948. African Negro Sculpture.. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M.H. De Young Memorial Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 43View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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