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Object Number:AF612
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Basonge
Baluba
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Man
Height: 12.7 cm
Width: 3.7 cm
Outside Diameter:3.6 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:52 - Field No SF

Description

Standing, wooden anthropomorphic male figure; defined jawline; prominent brow; oval shaped eyes with horizontal slit across the center; hour glass shape nose with defined nostrils; closed protruding mouth; hole through ears on side of head; hairline begins towards the center of the crown, large round opening in center of head ( Di 1.3cm); long cylindrical neck; prominent shoulder, blades, chest , and backside; arms bent at elbow with hand on stomach area, circular opening in the center; feet in standing position; round base; object is dark brown in color.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987) 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

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 124View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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