Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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human figure
  • unknown Songye maker
  • human figure, early 1900s–1975
  • Where object was made: Belgian Congo (present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • wood, pigment, cotton, felt, raffia, pigment, carving, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 48.5 x 10.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 3 9/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7828

The figure is a stylized human. It has a trapezoid shaped headress with a band around the head. The facial features are carved in relief and are angular. The figure has a long neck with a piece of blue cotton cloth encircling it. The hands are clasped in front of the figure. There is a tan colored felt strip tied around the waist as well as a woven raffia skirt.