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unknown Chokwe

Staff or Spear

19th century - 20th century
Carved wood

57 in. (144.78 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.138
Other Number(s): 127 (287) (Neufeld Collection Number)
287 (Sotheby's Lot Number)
Geography: Africa, Angola
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Ritual Objects
Culture/Nationality: Chokwe, 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.
  • Central African - Styles and cultures from a wide region of Africa that straddles the Equator and is drained largely by the Congo River system.

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  • Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Ownership End Date: 12/17/1997

  • Owner Name: Jean Pierre Hallet
    Role: Previous Owner
    Place: Malibu, California, US
    Ownership End Date: 1977

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Important Tribal Art Sotheby's . New York, NY, 1989
    Figure Number: 287
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): Record No.: 0001995.

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