Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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human figure
  • Guaraní peoples
  • human figure, late 1800s–1965
  • Where object was made: São Paulo, Brazil
  • wood, plant fiber, feathers, carving, burning
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 15.5 x 13 x 2.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 1 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6210
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The small branch is carved to resemble a human figure, using existing branches. There is a small groove for a neck, and the eyes and mouth are burned in. One branch is for an arm. There is a band of dark brown plant fiber around the waist with brown and white downy feahters. There are two branches for legs. It is brown.