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Object Number:51-50-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Kasai District
Length: 68 cm
Width: 57 cm
Credit Line:Gift of P. Putnam, 1951


The face section, which is in the form of a squatting female figure with left arm upraised (right arm and leg missing), is of wood painted with white pipe clay and red ochre and a little blue. High headdress, of burlap over a reed frame, has five upright horns, the center one with a wide ring around its base; the whole painted white, red and black. Heavy grass "skirt"; thick wooden handle. Collector's note: "Ndemba" by Mbangi of Ngowa-Sanga; "face" is a woman. Two years old.

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[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. 74View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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