From: Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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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

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.

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

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