African Figurine (Exhibition)

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Exist Dates

1968 April 1 - 1968 April 30

Biographical or Historical Note

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Exhibition. Opened April 1, 1968 and closed April 30, 1968. Located in the niche at the 77th Street Entrance at the American Museum of Natural History. "Exhibit of the Month - African Figurine" featured a wooden figurine representing a female ancestor of one of the clans of the Kuba peoples in the Congo, Africa.

Summary

"African Figurine" featured a wooden figurine representing a female ancestor of one of the clans of the Kuba peoples in the Congo, Africa. This figurine, part of the permanent collection, came to the museum in 1907. It served as a symbol of unity among the Kuba. An Exhibit of the Month, the figurine was on view in the niche of the 77th Street Foyer at the American Museum of Natural History from April 1 through April 30, 1968.

Individuals and institutions involved in the creation of the exhibition: Names that turn up in the other columns

Sources

    American Museum of Natural History Press Release, March 27, 1968. Departmental Records, 101; American Museum of Natural History Library Archives.

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Last modified: 2019 February 8


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