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Fetish

Object Number:AF656
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bahuana
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:138 - Other Number

Description

Cepholmorphic wooden pig fetish; body of piece is cylindrical, smooth surface, tapering towards base; front of head is diamond shaped, raised oval shaped eyes, triangular shaped nose with two nostrils, round opened mouth, two small holes on either side of eyes, possibly representing ears, carved raised rings make up hair of fetish.

Probably used as charm.

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