University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF5121
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Warua
Luba Province Bantu
Provenience: Belgian Congo
Date Made: late 19th century
Early Date: 1875
Late Date: 1900
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Glass
Fiber
Height: 42.4cm
Width: 23.2cm
Depth: 21.4cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Vignier, 1919

Description

The female figure supporting the this stool bears the marks of Luba identity and physical perfection, which includes scarification, an elegant coiffure, gleaming black skin, and a serene, composed attitude.


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] Blackmun Visona, Monica. 2001. A History of Art in Africa. : Page/Fig./Plate: 412View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Book] The Museum for African Art. 1996. Poster: Memory: Luba Art and the Making of History.View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Journal] Nooter Roberts, Mary H. "The Naming Game: Ideologies of Luba Artistic Identity" Vol.: Vol. XXXI, No. 4. : Page/Fig./Plate: CoverView Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Catalogue] Nooter Roberts, Mary H. & Roberts, Allen. 1996. Memory: Luba Art and the Making of History. : Page/Fig./Plate: Cover, 221View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Catalogue] Preston, George N. 1985. Sets, Series & Ensembles in African Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 73View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 128-129View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: A10View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Article] Coon, Carleton S. & Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. The University Museum Bulletin. 21 (4) : Page/Fig./Plate: 60View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 51View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Journal] Wieschhoff, H. A. The African Collections of The University Museum Vol.: Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2. : Page/Fig./Plate: 17View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Journal] Hall, H. U. "Notes on Some Congo and West African Woodcarvings" Vol.: Vol. XIV, No. 2. : Page/Fig./Plate: 123-124, 126View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Article] Petridis, Constantijn. 2012. Art from the Congo. Tribal Art Magazine. (3): 36-41. : Page/Fig./Plate: Front Cover, Page 40View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Book] Madeira, Percy C. 1964. Men in Search of Man: The First Seventy-Five Years of the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 81View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Wingert, Paul S. 1948. African Negro Sculpture.View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Article] Nooter Roberts, Mary H. 2017. The Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendence in African Arts. African Arts. 50 (1): 60-79. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 70, Figure 18View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Article] Nguyen, Arthur. 2017. A Conversation with Dr. Polly Nooter Roberts on The Inner Eye. Insider. 11 (2): 16-23. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 19, Fig. 5View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference

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