University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:77-4-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bapende
Provenience: Zaire
Belgian Congo
Locus: Nyanga or Mukedi Station
Date Made: 1920's
Early Date: 1920
Late Date: 1920's
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Grass
Pigment
Length: 0.6 Centimeters/Inches
Width: 0.18 Centimeters/Inches
Thickness: 0.205 Centimeters/Inches
Credit Line:Purchased from Zelma G. Langdon, 1977

Description

Wood. Narrow face. Sharp features, prominent forehead, hair flattish with knot on top. Eyes and mouth slits outlined by sharp ridges. Beard long and pointed with sharp central vertical ridge. Beard edged with fine raffia. Paint: Red on face; white in hollows of eyes and lips; black outlining ridges on face; black and white triangle-checkerboard covers beard. Used in circumcision ceremonies.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery ( Aug 1995) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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