University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-59-27
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bayaka
Provenience: Angola
Kawe
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Grass
Leather
Glass
Cord
Iconography:Amandus Johnson
Height: 28cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Henry C. Mercer, 1927
Other Number60 - Field No SF
19534 - Other Number

Description

Wood with bead eyes. Human figure; hide and grass dress. This figure "was in actual use in the village of Kawe. Bought from local medicine man in exchange against my own European medicine against malaria - Quinine tablets."


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum (18 Sep 2011)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 104-105View Objects cited in this Publication

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