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Bongo Grave Post

Bongo Grave Post
Bongo Grave Post

Artist: Unknown Bongo artist

Name: Bongo Grave post

Origin: Bongo peoples of South Sudan

Made of: Wood

Dimensions: H: Post 25.75 in (65.5 cm), Figure 42.25 in (107.5 cm) W: at widest: 9” (23 cm), at smallest: 3.25” (8 cm)

From: Gift of Dr. Oliver E. and Pamela F. Cobb, 2007

Accession No. 2007.02.001

On display in the PLU’s Mortvedt Library (2nd floor)

Sudan
Sudan

Description: This is a Bongo grave post with a male figure, which is carved out of a single piece of wood. Details include small metal pieces, which are found on the head and chest and represent tattooing that occurs in this society. Additionally, there is also a piercing on the stomach near the bellybutton.