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Female Figure19th century - 20th century
14.25 x 5 in. (36.195 x 12.7 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This object has the following keywords:
- African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- Angolan - Style and culture of the people of Angola, a republic (formerly a Portuguese colony) in southwestern Africa.
- 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.
- Chokwe - Refers to the culture of the Bantu-speaking people inhabiting the southern Congo and northeastern Angola. They comprise many aboriginal peoples and conquering groups of Lunda origin, and they speak a language of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo languages. They are hunters or agriculturalists, depending upon which region they inhabit. They live primarily in woodland savanna and strips of rainforest along rivers.
- female - Referring to the sex that normally produces eggs or female germ cells.
- figures - Representations of humans, animals, or mythical beasts, in any medium.
- ritual objects - Objects used for a particular ritual activity, often as part of a ceremony.
- 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.
Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
Ownership End Date: 07/18/1991
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
- "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0166226.
- "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0000229.
- Marie Louise Bastin, "Arts of the Angolan Peoples. I: Chokwe." African Arts (Autumn 1968): 40, Figure Number: 1.
- Manuel Jordan, ed. Chokwe! Art and Initiation Among Chokwe and Related Peoples (Munich, London, New York: Prestel, 1998), Figure Number: 112.
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
- Marie Louise Bastin, "Arts of the Angolan Peoples. I: Chokwe." African Arts (Autumn 1968): 40-47, 60-64.
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