University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF598
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Basonge
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Man
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number23A - Field No SF
89 - Other Number

Description

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.


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