Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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figure covering ears
  • unknown Kissi maker
  • figure covering ears, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Sierra Leone
  • soapstone, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 18.5 x 8 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 5 5/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3109

The roughly carved human figure has a large head and abdomen. There is a small rounded base, but no "body" under the roughly carved belly. The figure's arms are bent to cover the ears. It is grey.