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human figure
  • Karajá (Carajá) peoples
  • human figure, late 1900s–1976
  • Where object was made: Goiás, Brazil
  • ceramic, paint, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 24.5 x 15 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 5/8 x 5 7/8 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Haskell Springer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4753
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The highly stylized female figure has an overall conical form and a long black hairstyle. Two black vertical arches appear to be her eyes. The widely spaced breasts are high on the chest. There are no arms but very wide and short legs. The torso and legs are yellow. The torso is decorated with a block "U" shape. The legs each have a horizontal white stripe and vertical stripes below. A band of plant fiber around her hips hangs down in front.