Figure

Kneeling female figure with conical hair-style. She holds a smoking pipe in her left hand. Black resin lumps may contain medicines. Collected before 1889.

Object Summary

Museum Number 9/1889/63
Simple Name carving
Full Name divining figure
Common Name figure
Production country Congo, Democratic Republic of
Material wood
Collection class Religion and magic
Collection continent Africa
Collection area/region CENT
Production town Loango
Production county Lower Congo River
Production continent Africa
Cultural group Bakongo
Function name religion