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Object Number:AF616
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baluba
Basonge
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Man
Height: 12.7 cm
Width: 2.8 cm
Outside Diameter:3.4 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:35 - Field No SF

Description

Standing, wooden anthropomorphic male figure; defined jawline; prominent brow and closed mouth; triangular shaped nose oval shaped eyes, slit across the center; small arrow shaped nicks on the side of the head that represent ears; hairline begins at the center of crown; front side of hair is of twelve vertical rows; back of hair is plain, smooth surface; cylindrical neck; shoulders protrude from the side; arms bent at the elbow with hands placed on both side of belly, front of belly bulges slightly; open space between arms and body of figure; prominent chest and backside; legs and feet are in standing position; knees slightlty bent; round base; object is dark brown in color.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987) 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

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 124View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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