University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 69-20-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Dan
Provenience: Liberia
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Female
Height: 46cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Georges Rodrigues, 1969

Description

Wooden. Standing with arms at sides, legs separated. Hair in two parallel ridges, each covered with a strip of braided raphia and held by nails. Carved face, eye slits. Four metal inset strips for upper teeth. Protruding lips. Long neck with incised bands circling it. More incised designs on back and front of figure. Pendulous breasts. Large flat feet. Unpainted.


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