University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF1943
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Wongo
Bakongo
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Fiber
Iconography:Woman
Height: 24.2cm
Width: 15.5cm
Depth: 10.4cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Emil Torday, 1913

Description

Figure in wood, of woman, showing cicatrisations on stomach. Arms are bends with hands on hips. Used in poison ordeals.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1951 - 31 Dec 1951)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Haavisto, Richard & Johnston, Tamara. 1999. African Art in the Greater Philadelphia Area: An Exhibition of African Art from Local Colleges and Universities. : Page/Fig./Plate: 5View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Curnow, Kathy. 2014. At Home In Africa: Design, Beauty and Pleasing Irregularity in Domestic Settings. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 113/Fig. 6-35View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference

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