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seated female figure
  • Karajá (Carajá) peoples
  • seated female figure, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 15.5 x 7.5 x 11.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 1/8 x 2 15/16 x 4 1/2 in
  • Gift of Robert D. Turner Jr.
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4751
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Description

The seated female figure has her legs extended in front of her body, her hands resting on her thighs. Her breasts are high on the chest. She has a cone-like head with a long black hairstyle. Her torso, arms and lateral legs are colored yellow. Her torso is decorated with a white cross, her arms are decorated with vertical rows of diagonal lines and her legs are decorated with a key-like pattern in black dots. The face is indicated with black lines.