Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Maritime Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF3684
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Bakongo
Provenience Maritime Congo
Section African
Materials Wood | Glass | Wool

"Medicine" cap broken, casket intact. Belt and necklet of red woolen cloth, "medicine" bag of same material hangs from right wrist. Few nails in what is evidently quite an old example suggest secondary use as "nail fetish". Face and neck originally whitened.

Height 39.5 cm
Width 17 cm
Depth 18 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number 27034 - Field No SF

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