University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF1335
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baluba
Basonge
Zappo-Zap
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Fiber
Wood
Brass
Iconography:Man
Height: 20 cm
Width: 6 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:11 - Other Number

Description

Standing anthropomorphic wooden charm; protruding facial features; opened mouth; conical shaped protrusion from top of head; hole through each ear; shoulders protrude back with arms in an L-formation with handls on lower back; bulging belly; bottom half of figure is wrapped in some type of loin cloth made of rough plant fiber material; also twisted fiber wrapped around figure; square shaped base.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Plass, Margaret, and Coon, Carleton S. Dec 1957. "African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 21. no. 4. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 63View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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