Iron effigy in male form, very crudely executed, s

Made:
1851-1920 in Kinshasa

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Iron effigy in male form, very crudely executed, strip of cow hide looped round leg; rings like a bell when struck and iaid to be be hung up and rung by pregnant women, Bakuba tribe(?), Congo, 1851-1920

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A658221
Materials:
iron and strap, iron
type:
effigy
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
  • funerary sculpture
credit:
Martin, V.C.