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Sculpture

Object Number:AF1333
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Basonge
Baluba
Provenience: Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Male
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:7 - Other Number

Description

Anthropomorphic. Elongated face, rounded top, squared off chin, bearded; deep set eyes; horizontal diamond shaped nose; closed mouth; hairline begins at the center of the crown, some type of material is set in center hole through both ears; two disc shaped rings incised around the neck; bent arm, one side of hand on bulging belly; other arm missing; legs and feet are of one piece; squared shaped base.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Plass, Margaret B., and Coon, Carleton S. Dec 1957. "African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 21. no. 4. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 63View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Hall, Henry U. "Fetish Figures of Equatorial Africa". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. XI. no. 1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 33View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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