Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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standing female figure
  • unknown Bamana maker
  • standing female figure, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Mali
  • wood, carving, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 23.5 x 11.5 x 8.5 cm base not included
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 3 3/8 in base not included
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3121

The carved figure of a standing woman is very robust and her legs are widely spaced. Her very large breasts are decorated with lines toward the nipples. Her buttocks are rounded. The legs are quite angular. Her head is angular as well, and the hairstyle is decorated with crosshatching. She stands on a black square base.