Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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animal figure
  • unknown Guaraní maker
  • animal figure, late 1800s–1965
  • Where object was made: São Paulo, Brazil
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 23.5 x 11 x 8.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 9 1/4 x 4 5/16 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6209

The small irregular tree branch has a main branch is the body of an unidentified animal, the end curves sharply forming a neck. A small branch at the end is carved into a head with an open mouth and another branch resembles an ear. Two small branches below the neck are legs. It has grey bark and black painted lines.