From: Zaire

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 32-39-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Bateke
Provenience Zaire
Section African
Materials Wood | Iron | Cowrie
Iconography Male

Representing a man in standing posture, knees bent, bent arms in relief on sides. Rectangular aperture in position of stomach, from which "medicine" has been removed. Other "medicine" remains in the form of two concretions of a resinous substance on the forehead and the top of the head; a cowry shell is embedded in each of these. An iron ring, from which depend a knife and an oblong iron bell, surrounds the shoulders. The sides of the face have incised vertical striations. A rectangular beard depends immediatelyfrom the lower lip. See AF 4706.

Height 59 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. William S. Godfrey, 1932

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