University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF5120
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baluba
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Seated Female
Bowl
Height: 32 cm
Width: 10 cm
Depth: 20 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Vignier, 1919
Other Number:062 - Cast Number

Description

Wooden. Seated female, bowl in lap. Figure holding a bowl (mboko). Representing a women of high status. White clay (kaolin) is placed in the bowl and used for therapeutic and religious purposes.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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
African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. ed. 1st. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 11View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Ackley, David A.. 1995. Playing Cards: African Artdeck. Aristoplay, Ltd.. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 130-131View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 21 Nov 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. pg. 1-15 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: A11View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Plass, Margaret, and Coon, Carleton S.. Dec 1957. "African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery". The University Museum Bulletin.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 21. no. 4. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 61View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B.. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 51View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Journal] Wieschhoff, H. A.. The African Collections of The University Museum Vol.: Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2. University Museum Bulletin. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 17View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Journal] Hall, H. U.. "Notes on Some Congo and West African Woodcarvings" Vol.: Vol. XIV, No. 2. Museum Journal. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 118, 120, 122View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Petridis, Constantijn. 2012. "Art from the Congo". Tribal Art Magazine. no. 3. pg. 36-41 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 39View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Kochnitzky, Leon. 1958. Negro Art in Belgian Congo.. New York. Belgian Government Information Center. ed. 4th. pg. 91 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: page 57View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Wingert, Paul S.. 1948. African Negro Sculpture. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M.H. De Young Memorial Museum. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

You may also be interested in these objects:


See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org

© Penn Museum 2018 Sitemap | Contact | Copyright | Disclaimer | Privacy |