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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:African; Kota (Bakota) people; Gabon
Title:Mbulu Ngulu (Reliquary Guardian Figure)
Date Made:n.d.
Type:Sculpture
Materials:wood, tin, copper and brass
Measurements:Overall: 21 in x 9 1/2 in x 4 in; 53.3 cm x 24.1 cm x 10.2 cm; Base: 2 in x 9 1/2 in x 4 in; 5.1 cm x 24.1 cm x 10.2 cm
Accession Number:  SC 2018.17.9
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Nan Rosenthal and Henry B. Cortesi
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art
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Description:
Abstracted standing figure; geometric facial features and semi-circular headdress; lower portrion in wood and the rest wrapped in incised and punched metal.

Tags:
African

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