University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF1346
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Zaire
Height: 72.4cm
Width: 26.3cm
Depth: 28.3cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number442 - Other Number


Wooden. Dismantled "nail fetish". In two cases nails have been driven into the cavities for "medicine" after this was removed: cf. AF5174. See references on card AF5174. The figure has been whitened, with brown spots.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1951 - 31 Dec 1951)View Objects in Exhibition
African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957)View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Coon, Carleton S. & Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. The University Museum Bulletin. 21 (4) Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 75View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Journal] Hall, Henry U. "Fetish Figures of Equatorial Africa" Vol.: Vol. XI, No. 1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 29, 42-43View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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