Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wood block
  • Africa
  • wood block, late 1800s–1950
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 21 x 15 x 3 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Dr. Curt Von Wedel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3518

The rectangular wood block has a design in relief on both sides.
Side one is a circle with a head at the top and bottom. The circle is filled with concentric rings of indeterminate design.
Side two is a character, filled in with wavy lines. There is a four petaled flower with leaves to one side, and leaves on the other side.