Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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crouched figure
  • unknown Kissi maker
  • crouched figure, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Sierra Leone
  • soapstone, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 17 x 5.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 11/16 x 2 1/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3110

The tightly crouched figure has a large head. The eyes appear to be closed and the nose is flattened. The hands are resting on the knees and the feet are directed medially. It is grey.