Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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crouching figure covering eyes
  • unknown Kissi maker
  • crouching figure covering eyes, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Sierra Leone
  • soapstone, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 15.5 x 8.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 1/8 x 3 3/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3108

The tightly crouched figure is carved of mottled pink and grey stone. The feet are turned medially. The hands are covering the eyes, so only the nose and lips are visible.