Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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seated male figure
  • Tanzania
  • seated male figure, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: Tanganyika (Present-day Tanzania)
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 31 x 7.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 3/16 x 2 15/16 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3106

The man has a large belly and is seated on a stool. He is wearing a fez-type hat and he has a long, very straight beard. His hands are resting on his knees. The figure is stained black and has an oval base.