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Sculpture

Object Number:29-12-68
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baule
Provenience: Ivory Coast
Date Made: Late 19th Century
Early Date: 1875
Late Date: 1900
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Gold
Fiber
Iconography:Mother
Child
Height: 44.5 cm
Width: 7 cm
Depth: 14.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. Laporte, 1929
Other Number: 036 - Cast Number

Description

Mother seated on stool with child. Spirit Spouse " bloto bla." Woman and child. Colored black, except lower lip. Face marks: row of 5 groups of 3 scars across top of forehead, short double row between eyebrows, raised broken line surmounting group of 6 scars between eye and ear, 2 groups of small scars in square on cheek (front). Woman seated on stool supporting with clasped hands child on back.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957) View Objects in Exhibition
Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum (18 Sep 2011) View Objects in Exhibition
African Sculpture from the University Museum Collection (15 Oct 1980 - 15 Feb 1981) View Objects in Exhibition
Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] 1930. "Two New Collections of African Art". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 1. no. 1. pg. 19-22 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 20, pl. XView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Huss-Ashmore, Rebecca. 2000. "The Real Me :Therapeutic Narrative in Cosmetic Surgery". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 42. no. 3. pg. 12 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 28View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Plass, Margaret B. Dec 1957. "African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 21. no. 4. pg. 5-76 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 16View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 22View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Wieschhoff, H. A. 1945. "The African Collections of The University Museum: Introduction". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 11. no. 1-2. pg. 7-8 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 51, fig. 17View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Curnow, Kathy. 2014. At Home In Africa: Design, Beauty and Pleasing Irregularity in Domestic Settings.. Cleveland. The Galleries at Cleveland State University. pg. 286 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 90, fig. 5-4View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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