University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF741
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Baluba
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number126 - Field No SF

Description

Cephalomorphic Mpungu (peg fetish); diamond shaped face-rounded chin, slitted oval shaped eyes, triangular shaped nose with two pointed nostrils; top end of head forms a triangular crest; hole through side of head (pieces of plant fiber are apparent); short neck; body of piece is cylindrical with a smooth surface; flat round base; hole in both the center of the crest and base.


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