StopperArtist(s)LubaArtist NationalityLuba (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1900Medium & SupportwoodDimensions
3 9/16 in x 1 5/8 in x 1 1/2 in (9.05 cm x 4.13 cm x 3.81 cm)Credit LineMuseum purchase made possible by the Betty J. Lockett Memorial FundSubject matter
Stoppers of this type were placed in the top of a dried gourd used to hold magical medicines. The head, with its elaborately carved coiffure, complete the metaphor of the double gourd as a body. Physical Description
A conical stopper, topped by an anthropomorphic representation of a female head with elaborate coiffure. Primary Object Classification Sculpture Primary Object TypecarvingCollection AreaAfricanRights
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