Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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stylized figure with horns
  • unknown Bamana maker
  • stylized figure with horns, late 1800s–1956
  • Where object was made: Mali
  • wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 48 x 9 x 10 cm base not included
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 18 7/8 x 3 1/2 x 3 7/8 in base not included
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3127

The highly stylized carved wooden figure has a human-like head with pointed horns and small ears behind. The face is indicated with a forehead and nose, no eyes or mouth are present. The head sits on a neck, but the body narrows to a peg-like bottom from the shoulders. It is currently on a shiny black cube for a base. There is a silver plaque on the front.