University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 22222
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Fang
Provenience: Gabon
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Human
Credit Line:Gift of Thomas G. Morton, 1901
Other Number11A - Other Number

Description

Wood reliquary figure. Figures of this rtpe are attached to a bark box which contains the skulls and bones of clan ancestors. At the annual initiation ceremony into the ancestral cult they are removed and utilized as puppets above a palm thatch parition.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957)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 Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 81View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 57View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 44View Objects cited in this Publication

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