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1850/1899

British Museum

British Museum

Stylized human face is carved in wood and plated with brass and copper. It is known as mbulu-ngulu ('image of the spirit of the dead').

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Details

  • Title: figure
  • Date Created: 1850/1899
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 60.00cm; Width: 32.00cm; Depth: 15.00cm
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: carved; plated
  • Registration number: Af1949,46.272
  • Production place: Made in Gabon
  • Place: Found/Acquired Gabon
  • Peoples: Made by Kota
  • Material: wood; brass; copper
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Purchased from Oldman, D K. With contribution from Art Fund. Collected by Oldman, William Ockelford
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