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Amulet
Amulet
Date:
early 20th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood And Rope
Dimensions:
5 1/2 x 1 7/8 x 1 (14 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm)
Object Type:
Continent:
Africa
Culture/People:
Fang
Provenance:

From the collection of Gora Keinda who was an African agent for the Musee de l'Homme, Paris.

Accession Number:
1999.142.35
Acquisition Date:
1999-12-09
Credit Line:

Bequest of John Gutmann

The piece is perforated with ten holes, two of them on the sides of the miniature mask serve as eyelets for the rope. This amulet is tied by a hunter or warrior to his upper arm in celebration of his initiation.

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”

No contemporaneous works available.