From: Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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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

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.

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

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