University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF425
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number112 - Field No SF


Cephalomorphic object; face at top end; defined jaw line; prominent brow; eyes are oval in shape and have a horizontal slit through the center; triangular shaped nose; protruding closed mouth; ears are apparent; hair carved on head has a faint grid-like pattern; a string of 26 blue glass beads are found around the neck; body of piece is rectangular, tapering towards base; front and back side are plain; front side is flat; left and right side is incised with a interlocking diamond motif; object is light brown in color, carved hair is black.
Probably represents a figure with human head.

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