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Ornament

Object Number:AF927
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bahuana
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Bone
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:6607-20 | 179 - Other Number

Description

Ivory, anthropomorphic ornament. Round, diamond shaped head and rectangular body. Crudely carved human face. Pourous back.

Worn by the circumcised. A custom taken from their neighbors, the Bapinji. With curdely carved human face.

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