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Heddle Pulley

Object Number:66-4-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Ivory Coast
Culture Area: Baule
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1966


Two-"legged" wood base with opposing holes for spool attachment, surmounted by Janus-type heads carved from single piece of wood and with spool like portion of wood remained between uncarved backs of heads. Headresses (hair?) worked to form point to facilitate movement of heddle through warp threads. Mounted on black wood base.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987) 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


[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 56View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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