Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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seated female figure
  • Yoruba peoples
  • seated female figure, late 1800s–mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • bronze
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 46 x 18 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 18 1/8 x 7 1/16 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2989

The seated female figure has proportionally small legs and arms. Her hair is in braids, directed upward to a topknot. She is wearing a necklace, which rests between her breasts, which are quite pointed. Her hands are clasped together just below her breasts and above a distended belly. She is wearing a belt as well.