Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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nsodie (funerary portrait)
  • unknown Asante maker
  • nsodie (funerary portrait), 1700s
  • Where object was made: Ashantiland (present-day Ghana)
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Larry W. Welling
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, C2
  • 2007.2877

The human head has a small tuft of hair at the top of the head. The left eye is slightly lower than the right. A small nose and mouth and ears are indicated with semicircles.