Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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female ancestor figure
  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • female ancestor figure, late 1800s–1914
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • wood
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 22 x 4 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 5/8 x 1 9/16 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0891
Label Text

This female ancestor figure has red pigment rubbed on her hair. Scars are indicated on her torso, buttocks, arms and face.