Human-Headed Hornbill Sculpture


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Human-Headed Hornbill Sculpture   (1990.10.0020)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Art
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  5. N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Colonial Period, 20th century
Culture Baule? Senufo?

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 143.6 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 32.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 30.3 cm
Weight 9,000 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plant--Wood, Metal
Manufacturing Processes Carved
Munsell Color Information Grayish Brown (7.5YR 3/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Blier, Suzanne P. "King Glele of Danhome," African Arts., 24,( Jan. 1991): 44-45. Herskovits, Melville and Frances. Dahomean Narrative. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1958. Nevadomsky, Joseph. "Kemwin-Kemwin: The Apothecary Shop in Benin City," African Arts, 22 (Nov. 1988): 72-79. Woodward, Richard B. "African Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts," African Arts, 20 (Fall 1987): 28-35.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of Drs. Albert V. and Marguerite Carozzi
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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