Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wooden head with roach headdress
  • United States
  • wooden head with roach headdress, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, horse hair, shell, carving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 43 x 17 x 30 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 16 15/16 x 6 11/16 x 11 13/16 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6908

The slightly larger than life sized human head is carved from wood. There are white shell inserts for eyes. It has dark brown horse hair to mid-cheek and wears a roach headdress in dark brown with light brown, red, and white detail.