Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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female figure
  • unknown Senufo maker
  • female figure, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Côte d'Ivoire
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 99 x 16 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 39 x 6 1/4 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3174

The standing female figure has a blade-like hairstyle with a long ponytail on either side, which she is holding in each hand. She has an armband on each arm and two raised bands at the waist. There is a cross scar centered on the navel.

She has three dots above each eye, and a line under each eye. She also has a horizontal line at each corner of the mouth.

The figure is dark brown.