Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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porpianong (hornbill figure)
  • unknown Senufo maker
  • porpianong (hornbill figure), early-mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Côte d'Ivoire
  • wood, staining, pigment, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 65 x 25 x 22 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 25 9/16 x 9 13/16 x 8 5/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2903
Label Text

The figure of a standing hornbill is dark brown with light dots over all of it. It has a notched ridge along the head. The eyes are indicated with a raised circle. There is a pair of half-moon grooves on either side of the torso. The figure stands on a round base.