University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF634
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Baluba
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Man
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number43 - Field No SF

Description

Standing wooden anthropomorphic male figure; protruding chin; large round head; prominent brow; protruding chin; long narrow slanted slits represent the eyes; arched eyebrows; closed mouth; hairline begins at the center of the crown; hole in top of the head; hole through side of head; ridged cylindrical neck; both shoulders and arms are missing; hands on either sidy of protruding belly (right hand is more defined then the left one); faint navel; legs slightly bent; feet are not defined; thin piece of twisted plant fiber is wrapped once around the right ankle; square shaped base; object is dark brown in color.


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