Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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carved wooden stand
  • unknown Shona maker
  • carved wooden stand, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • wood, carving, woodburning
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10.5 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 1/8 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2910

The carved wooden stand has a round top and base connected by a short stem. The top is concave and undecorated on the top surface. The underside of the top is dark brown with three light natural stripes, decorated with parallel grooves. The foot is decorated in the same way. The stem connecting them has four ridges in dark brown.