Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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standing figure
  • Nigeria
  • standing figure, late 1800s–1963
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 32 x 12 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Theodore Eaton
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0901

The standing human figure is possibly female. The two small bumps on the chest may be breasts. The figure wears a pillbox style hat, decorated with vertical lines. The hands rest on the low abdomen, and the navel is raised. No external genitalia are indicated. The figure stands on its feet, not a base. It is medium brown.