University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF678
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bayaka
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number130 - Other Number

Description

Cephlomorphic wooden peg fetish; flattened oblong face; arched eyebrows; slitted oval eyes; triangular shaped nose with nostrils; protruding mouth with faint carving of teeth; top of the head has a protruding vertical crest down the center; hole through back side of head; long neck; the body of piece is cylindrical, tapering towards the base; smooth surface.


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