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Object Number:AF626
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baluba
Lulua
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Anthropomorphic
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:57 - Field No SF

Description

Standing, wooden anthropomorphic female figure; oval shaped shaped bulbous eyes; triangular shaped nose; closed pursed mouth; prominent brow; hair forms into a conical shaped protrusion on the top center of the head, back of hair is ornamented with small raised squares, these protrude from the side as well; carving of geometric design found on the face and neck of figure; shoulders protrude from side; arms bent at the elbow with hands holding sometype, hands are placed at side; front of belly bulges slightly with five rings carved around the center; figure is wearing a skirt of some sort, with horizontal lines on the front side; prominent chest and backside; legs and feet are in standing position; three rings on the backside of knees; round base; object is dark brown in color. See AF620.

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