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Nail Fetish

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Object Number:AF5361
Current Location: Africa Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Maritime Congo
Loango District
Yombe
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Brass
Nail
Mirror (uncertain)
Metal Fragment
Iconography:Male
Height: 83.3 cm
Width: 41 cm
Depth: 28.5 cm

Description

Very old. Hard wood, worm eaten and weathered, most nail holes empty.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1982 - 1986) View Objects in Exhibition
Evocative Images: African Sculpture from the University Museum (Traveling version of "African Sculpture from the University Museum") ( Sep 1988 - Apr 1990) View Objects in Exhibition
What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1963 - 31 Dec 1963) View Objects in Exhibition
African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987) View Objects in Exhibition
Seven Metals of Africa (12 Nov 1959 - 12 Jan 1960) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery ( Aug 1995 - 11 Sep 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 100View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 15View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Plass, Margaret B., and Coon, Carleton S. Dec 1957. "African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 21. no. 4. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 75View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Journal] Hall, Henry U. "A Congo Fetish or Divining Image" Vol.: Vol. XV, No. 1.. The Museum Journal. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 63View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Plass, Margaret B. 1959. Seven Metals of Africa.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: C-1View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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