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: late 19th century
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Glass
Fiber
Height: 42.4 cm
Width: 23.2 cm
Depth: 21.4 cm
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. Harry N. Abrams, Inc.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 412View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] The Museum for African Art. 1996. Poster: Memory: Luba Art and the Making of History. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Journal] Nooter Roberts, Mary H.. "The Naming Game: Ideologies of Luba Artistic Identity" Vol.: Vol. XXXI, No. 4. African Arts. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: CoverView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Roberts, Allen, and Nooter Roberts, Mary H.. 1996. Memory: Luba Art and the Making of History. The Museum for African Art, New York. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Cover, 221View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Preston, George N.. 1985. Sets, Series & Ensembles in African Art. The Center for African Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 73View 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: 128-129View 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: A10View 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: 60View 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: 123-124, 126View 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: Front Cover, Page 40View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Madeira, Percy C.. 1964. Men in Search of Man: The First Seventy-Five Years of the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. University of Pennsylvania Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 81View 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
[Article] Nooter Roberts, Mary H.. 2017. "The Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendence in African Arts". African Arts. Vol. 50. no. 1. pg. 60-79 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 70, Figure 18View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Nguyen, Arthur. 2017. "A Conversation with Dr. Polly Nooter Roberts on The Inner Eye". Insider. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Vol. 11. no. 2. pg. 16-23 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 19, Fig. 5View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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