Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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funerary portrait
  • unknown Asante maker
  • funerary portrait, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Ghana
  • ceramic, glaze
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 17 x 11.5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 11/16 x 4 1/2 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Larry W. Welling
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2876
Label Text

The stylized human bust has a head that is flattened and a face that is disk-like with raised eyebrows and nose. The eyes and mouth are indicated with slits. There are grooves around the neck. The columnar body has two breasts. It is dark brown.