From: Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF603
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Baluba | Basonge
Provenience Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo
Section African
Materials Wood | Plant Fiber
Iconography Anthropomorphic

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.)

Height 18 cm
Width 4.5 cm
Outside Diameter 4.6 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 15 - Field No SF | 48C - Other Number | 75 - African Sale Catalogue Number

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