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Sculpture

Object Number:29-59-40
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ambundu
Provenience: Angola
Kela
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Iconography:Human
Bird
Height: 26.2 cm
Width: 13.3 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Henry C. Mercer, 1927
Other Number:100 - Field No SF
19530 - Other Number

Description

Wood. Similar to 29-59-32 but made of a solid piece of wood against which the door frame and the figure are carved in low relief. Bird perched on top of frame. Round base. Base and frame elaborately carved; the whole surface painted with white, red and blue dots. "Image good against headache when painted in this manner." Bought from the soba (chief) at Kela.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Sculpture from the University Museum Collection (15 Oct 1980 - 15 Feb 1981) View Objects in Exhibition
Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

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