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Nail Fetish

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Object Number:29-94-24
Current Location: Africa Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Maritime Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Brass
Metal
Iconography:Male
Height: 83.3 cm
Width: 41 cm
Depth: 38.5 cm
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1929
Other Number:AF5361 - Other Number

Description

"Nail Fetish." Wooden, thickly studded with nails, etc. "Medicine" casket removed, only mirror remains; "medicine" cap also removed. For type cf. smaller figures in Museum collection listed on card AF 5174 and the large figure 30-46-2. See reference there and also Pechuel-Loesche, Volkskunde von Loango, p. 347, pp. 377, 379, 380, 388, 391 ff. ("Hauptfetische" and "Gerichtsfetische"); Dennett. At the Back of the Black Man's Mind, frontispiece.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Seven Metals of Africa (12 Nov 1959 - 12 Jan 1960) View Objects in Exhibition
What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1963 - 31 Dec 1963) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery (1982 - 1986) View Objects in Exhibition
African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987) View Objects in Exhibition
Evocative Images: African Sculpture from the University Museum (Traveling version of \"African Sculpture from the University Museum\") ( Sep 1988 - Apr 1990) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery ( Aug 1995 - 11 Sep 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 100 Fig. 40View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 15View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Plass, Margaret B. 1959. Seven Metals of Africa.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: C-1View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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: 75View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Hall, Henry U. 1924. "A Congo Fetish or Divining Figure". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 15. pg. 58-69 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 63View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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