Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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figurine
  • Sierra Leone
  • figurine, late 1800s–mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Sierra Leone
  • stone, pigment, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 x 4.5 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 15/16 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0815
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Description

This stylized carved human figure is possibly female. The figure's head has a faint indication of eyes, nose, and ears. The arms rest at the sides and there may be breasts. The figure appears to be kneeling and a slit between the legs may indicate genitalia. It was rubbed with black color.