University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF35
Current Location: Out on loan
Culture:Mayombe
Kongo
Yombe
Provenience: Boma District
Maritime Congo
Section:African
Materials:Fiber
Shell
Wood
Iconography:Cicatrisation
Length: 55cm
Width: 15.5cm
Depth: 13cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. H. Leslie, 1905
Other Number139077 - Other Number

Description

Called Makuala and Matundu, representing spirits of the sacred rainbows of the Nkimba secret society. Two figures, each holding a rod or staff across shoulders, seated on square pedestal with long pointed handle; fringe of nuts or fruit shells fastened below pedestal.


Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 24View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 102-103View Objects cited in this Publication
[Journal] : Page/Fig./Plate: 165View Objects cited in this Publication
[Journal] Hall, Henry U. "Fetish Figures of Equatorial Africa" Vol.: Vol. XI, No. 1. : Page/Fig./Plate: 52View Objects cited in this Publication

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