Carving: Nomoli, Ancestor or Guardian Figure


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Artifact Identification Carving: Nomoli, Ancestor or Guardian Figure   (1983.05.0026B)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Belief Symbols
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date N/A
Culture Nigerian?, Kissi

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 13.4 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 8.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 6.8 cm
Weight 1049 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Steatite?
Manufacturing Processes Carved
Munsell Color Information Grayish Brown (7.5 YR 4/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A

Related Spurlock items: 1971.13.0003, 1971.30.0007 1972.07.0008, 1990.10.0005.


Gebauer, Paul. Art of Cameroon. Oregon: Portland Art Museum, 1979.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Richard and Barbara Faletti Family Collection
Reproduction Yes
Reproduction Information "They should probably be classified among 'exotic things sold to unsuspecting visitors,' and if this is part of the culture, I suppose it is appropriate to place them in a cultural museum...." - R. Faletti, 7/14/97

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