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Fetish

Object Number:AF740
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bambala
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:195 - Other Number

Description

Cephalomorphic, cylindrical shaped charm (possibly a peg fetish); crude face carved at top end with a conical shaped crown; faint protrusion of eyes; hole through side of head, a second hole is found on top center of the head and third one found in the center of the base; thick neck; body is plain and tapers towards base; object is light brown in color.

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