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Standing Female Figure
Standing Female Figure
Date:
early 20th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood With Bead Eyes
Dimensions:
8 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/4 (20.6 x 6.4 x 5.7 cm)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Africa
Culture/People:
Banja
Provenance:

Acquired from Marc Felix

Accession Number:
1999.142.40
Acquisition Date:
1999-12-09
Credit Line:

Bequest of John Gutmann

Figure probably served as an ancestral intermediary between the living and the dead in a shrine. The head with its beaded eyes in deep sockets and the truncated arms are highly abstracted. The feet are missing and there is a slight damage by insects. Mounted on a square wooden base.

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