University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:62-4-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Madagascar
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Length: 226.06 Centimeters/Inches
Width: 21.908 Centimeters/Inches
Depth: 13.335 Centimeters/Inches
Credit Line:Purchased from Peter Marks, 1962

Description

Wood weathered grey. Human figure standing on rectangular base and supporting on its head a flat post on the top of which are two birds; the post bears carved and cutout ornamentation in seven registers- a circle (at the top) and alternately two crescents and a diamond-shaped section enclosing a boxed X. Figure probably held something, now missing; right "hand" is an open ring; the ring which formed the left hand is broken.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1982 - 1986) 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
African Gallery ( Aug 1995) View Objects in Exhibition
African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987) View Objects in Exhibition
Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum (18 Sep 2011) View Objects in Exhibition
44 Eyes in a Museum Storeroom ( Dec 2000 - 2001) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania Museum. 2000. 44 Celebrity Eyes in a Museum Storeroom.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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