University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF603
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Baluba
Basonge
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Plant Fiber
Iconography:Anthropomorphic
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number15 - Field No SF
48C - Other Number

Description

Standing wooden anthropomorphic figure, used as a charm; protruding chin; defined jawline; prominent brow; oblong shaped eyes; triangular nose; closed mouth; hairline begins towards the back of the crown, slightly raised; hole in top of the head; small holes on both sides of head; long cylindrical neck, vertical shallow groove carved on the left side; shoulders protrude from the side; arms bent with hands on the side of the belly; thin piece of twisted fiber tied around the upper right arm; space between arms and body of figure; defined chest; straight legs with feet flat on square base; shallow groove runs encircles center of base. (See AF598.)


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