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Fetish

Object Number:AF663
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bahuana
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:143 - Other Number

Description

Cephalomorphic wooden peg fetish; diamond shaped face; oval shaped eyes with three vertical notches in between; flattend triangular nose; faint oval mouth; back of head is crest shaped; thin piece of head from left side of head to base of neck, small piece of twisted fiber wrapped around this; hour glass shaped protrusion in center of peg; body of peg tapers to a slanted point.

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