Animated Object of the Day: Antelope Femoral Epiphysis with Carved Face

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory

3D@VMNH_100_5085Today’s animation is a femoral epiphysis of a juvenile antelope that was carved to resemble a human head.  This ethnographic artifact is originally from Zaire but is now in the collections of the Virginia Museum of Natural History, where it was scanned in May 2013. It was pierced and could have been worn suspended around the neck.

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Categories: 20th century, Animation of the day, Femur, Gallery, Virginia Museum of Natural History, Zooarchaeology | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

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