Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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porpianong (hornbill figure)
  • unknown Senufo maker
  • porpianong (hornbill figure), late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Côte d'Ivoire
  • wood, pigment, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 71 x 24 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 27 15/16 x 9 7/16 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3150

The figure of a standing hornbill is light brown with white dots all over. It has four pairs (two on each side) of half-moon grooves on either side of the torso. It stands on a round base.