Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ifugao maker
  • wand, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Philippines
  • chicken foot, human hair, wood, plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 14.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 11/16 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3592.10

The chicken foot has a band of plant fiber around the base. It is bound together with a bundle of human hair, and a small wooden sculpture of a human head and possibly the torso. It is blackened.