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unknown Pende

Kishi-kishi (Female Bust)

Late 19th century - Early 20th century
Carved and incised wood

width at base
11 1/2 in. x 6 in. (29.21 cm x 15.24 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.37
Other Number(s): 153; 49s (45/83) (Neufeld Collection Numbers)
Geography: Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Sculptures
Culture/Nationality: Pende, Congolese, Central African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection

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  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • busts - Works of sculpture representing a person's head, shoulders, and some part of the torso. For such figures in any media, use "busts (general, figures)."
  • carvings - Refers to works executed by cutting a figure or design out of a solid material such as stone or wood. It typically refers to works that are relatively small in size, are part of a larger work, or are not considered art. For large and medium-sized three-dimensional works of art, use the broader term "sculpture" or another appropriate term.
  • Central African - Styles and cultures from a wide region of Africa that straddles the Equator and is drained largely by the Congo River system.
  • Congolese - Nationality, styles, and cultures of the Republic of the Congo.
  • Pende - Refers to works created by the African people of the same name living in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.

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  • width at base Dimensions: 11 1/2 x 6 in. (29.21 x 15.24 cm)

  • Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Ownership End Date: 12/20/1996

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The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): Record No.: 0037173.
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): Record No.: 0037172.

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