University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF1880
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Fang
Provenience: Gabon
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Male Head
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number1541 - Other Number
020 - Cast Number

Description

Reliquary head. Woodened sculptured head. used to guard ancestral spirits of skulls kept in cylindrical wooden boxes in shrines.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 57View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 44View Objects cited in this Publication

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