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Fetish

Object Number:29-59-64
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ambundu
Provenience: Angola
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Brass
Height: 14.5 cm
Width: 6 cm
Depth: 7.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Henry C. Mercer, 1927
Other Number:19540 - Other Number
85 - Field No SF

Description

Wood. Human. 3 brass-headed nails crosswise above each eye. 7 holes for medicine; one in top of head, one in each shoulder, 3 vertically between breasts (the middle one of these having a long metal nail extending from it) and one between legs into which a small horn containing medicine is thrust. "A similar image is made among the Mosongo which is able to talk -- the natives are skilled ventriloquists."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

World Culture Day / Six Continents, One World: A Day of Archaeological Discovery / \"What in the World\" (22 Oct 1994 - 22 Oct 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

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