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
Height: 77 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Thomas G. Morton, 1901
Other Number:11A - 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:

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

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 81View 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: 57View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture.. University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 44View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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