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: 41.4cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. Laporte, 1929
Other Number025 - 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] Coon, Carleton S. & Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. The University Museum Bulletin. 21 (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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 40View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Wingert, Paul S. 1948. African Negro Sculpture. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 43View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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