University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF3684
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Maritime Congo
Height: 39.5cm
Width: 17cm
Depth: 18cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number27034 - Field No SF


"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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1982 - 1986)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
African Gallery ( Aug 1995)View Objects in Exhibition
African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 101View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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