Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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human figure
  • unknown Ibibio maker
  • human figure, late 1800s–1963
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, pigment, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 25.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 1/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Theodore Eaton
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0830.01

This is one of two standing wooden figures.
2007.0830.01 faces forward with very short arms at the front of the chest. There is white pigment over most of the figure, though it has rubbed off in some areas. It has a tall black hairstyle, black eyelashes and eyebrows, and red lips. The fingers and toes are black. There are black lines on the chin, the torso (4 lines), and the thighs and knees. It has a red necklace and belt.