From: Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF609
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Baluba | Basonge
Provenience Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo
Section African
Materials Wood
Technique Carved
Iconography Human

Standing wooden anthropomorphic male figure; defined jaw line; prominent brow; oval shaped eyes with a horizontal slit through the center; triangular shaped nose with defined nostrils; ears carved out on both sides of head; hair line begins at the center of crown and is in the form of a crest, front side is incised with seventeen vertical rows of tiny raised squares, back of hair design is incised with sixteen vertical lines; deep hole in top center of head; cylindrical neck; arms form an L shape with hands placed on a protruding stomach; hole in center of stomach, containing some type of material; opened space between arms and body of figure; legs and feet in standing position; knees slightly bent; prominanent back side; figure stands on rounded base; object is brown in color. " Stopper" in head. 1955 Stopper not found.

Height 13 cm
Width 3.3 cm
Outside Diameter 4 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 24 - Field No SF

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