Sculpture

AF5172

From: Zaire

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF5172
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Bakongo
Provenience Zaire
Section African
Materials Wood | Iron | Glass | Fiber Cord | Raffia
Iconography Man
Description

Wooden, eyes inlaid with glass, right arm upraised, hand originally held spear(?). Perineal band and necklet of cloth. Cylindrical cap of a resinous concretion ("medicine"); "medicine" casket (with mirror) on front of body. The whole except face and mirror smeared with camwood pigment; face covered with black coating, probably of same substance as that of cap and casket. Two nails driven inback, apparently as afterthought, as this does not seem to be a "nail fetish". In top of cap is stuck a piece of cane, "gun barrel."

Height 34.5 cm
Width 17 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1924
Other Number 8 - Field Number

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