From: Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF598
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Basonge
Provenience Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo
Section African
Materials Wood
Iconography Man

Standing wooden fetish figure; male; triangular shaped face; shallow vertical groove on back of neck; rounded hair line: oval shaped eyes; flat triangular nose; closed mouth, slight V shaped; arms at side with hands on torso; legs bent; round base; hole through side of head. Anthropormorphic. Observe the semitic type of image due to the fac tthat the Basonge were long under Arab rule.

Height 18.2 cm
Width 6 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 23A - Field No SF | 89 - Other Number

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