From: Maritime Congo | Western Zaire

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 17037
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Bakongo
Provenience Maritime Congo | Western Zaire
Section African
Materials Wood | Pigment
Iconography Male

In posture of head, mode of representing features in flattened relief, ears, this figure belongs to a well-defined Lower Congo type; cf. especially the memorial figures AF3675, AF3676. The costume is European, black, "clerical" (coat and trousers); on the head is a skul-cap with a tassel. The wood of these parts of the figure is painted black, as are the eyebrows and point of the chin (chin-tuft). Parts not covered by clothing left natural color or painted white.

Height 55 cm
Credit Line Gift of Robert H. Lamborn, 1893
Other Number 55 - Collector Number

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