Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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spirit figure
  • unknown Igbo maker
  • spirit figure, circa 1950
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, staining, pigment, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 63 x 9 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 24 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Larry W. Welling
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3135
Label Text

The standing human figure is wearing a blade-like headdress. There are concentric diamond scars above each eye and on each cheek. She has flattened breasts. Her arms hang at her sides. She has a prominent navel and wears a red band around her waist and a dark blue loincoth. She stands on a square brown base.