Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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seated monkey figure
  • unknown Baule maker
  • seated monkey figure, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Côte d'Ivoire
  • wood, staining, pigment, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 40 x 10.5 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 15 3/4 x 4 1/8 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0277

The figure of a monkey has his elbows resting on his knees. He sits on a small round base. The head is flattened and he appears to be smiling, showing all of his teeth. His straight tail is on the back. The figure is dark brown with a red tint.