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Reliquary Guardian Figure

Object Number:29-12-236
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bakota
Provenience: Gabon
French Congo
Gabun
Section:African
Materials:Copper
Brass
Wood
Height: 49 cm
Width: 29 cm
Depth: 9 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. Laporte, 1929

Description

Reliquary Guardian Figure figure like 29-12-189. Wood covered with metal sheets. Lozenge truncated at both ends; median ridge extends only along upper two- thirds. Representaion of human face/reliquary guardian figure.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Seven Metals of Africa (12 Nov 1959 - 12 Jan 1960) View Objects in Exhibition
Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery ( Aug 1995 - 11 Sep 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery (1990 - Aug 1995) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery (1987 - 1990) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Journal] Ryan, Kathleen. Museum Mosaic/Penn Museum Receives Planning Grant From national Endowment for the Humanities Vol.: 50.. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 48View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Plass, Margaret B. 1959. Seven Metals of Africa.. The University Museum. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. pg. 1-167 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 117View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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