Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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crocodile figure
  • Africa
  • crocodile figure, late 1800s–1950
  • ivory, ink, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 2 x 8 x 17 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 6 11/16 in
  • Gift of Dr. Curt Von Wedel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3248

The crocodile is carved from a tusk. Its body position reflects the curvature of the tusk. Its mouth is open, though not widely. It has black pupils in the eyes.