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Object Number:AF639
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baluba
Basanga
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Woman
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:108 - Field No SF

Description

Wooden anthropomorphic female figure; dished face; oval shaped shaped eyes, with slits across the center; triangular shaped nose; faint closed mouth; two protruding knobs represent ears on either side of the head; top of head is flat with nine vertical grooves that represent the hair; flattened neck with three horizontal lines carved in the back; block like shoulders; arms at side; hands pointing down; defined fingers; protruding chest; straight legs with three horizontal lines across both thighs; feet point downward, with defined toes; front of object is dark brown in color, back is of a lighter shade of brown.

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