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: 2.5 x 7.5 x 17.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 x 2 15/16 x 6 7/8 in
  • Gift of Dr. Curt Von Wedel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3249

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