Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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standing female figure
  • Chokwe peoples
  • standing female figure, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • wood, wire, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 37.5 x 8.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3139

The standing figure has her arms at his sides. The closely cropped hair is indicated with a grid pattern. It has wire embellishment at each temple and the top center of the forehead. Prominent black brows are mirrored in the marking on the abdomen. It has small breasts and roughly carved hands and feet.