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Object Number: 68-18-1
Current Location: Africa Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Fang
Provenience: Gabon
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Male
Height: 59cm
Width: 13cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. S. Logan Kerr, 1968

Description

"1- Idol with loincloth, tooth for eye, (damaged). Native barkcloth loincloth"

Male figure, elongated torso, short bent legs (damaged by termites), arms bent, hands clasping club held upright in front of chest, long neck, chinless face, long thin nose, eyes are holes right one has tooth inserted in it. Horseshoe shaped hair-do from ear-to-ear over the head.


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

Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 20View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 80View Objects cited in this Publication

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