Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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human figure
  • unknown Makonde maker
  • human figure, 1800s
  • Where object was made: Kenya?
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 20 x 8.5 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 7/8 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/4 in
  • Gift of Professor and Mrs. Douglas Hyland
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3084

The human figure is depicted from the waist up. A hairstyle is indicated by the shape of the head, but there is no detail. The arms are minimally indicated and end abruptly. The figure sits on a small round base. No thorax detail is present.