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, paint, carving, burning
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 x 3 x 15.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 6 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6211

The highly stylized human figure is carved from a bent piece of wood. The head is pointed with a burned groove to indicate a neck. The facial features are also bured on. There are vertical black painted lines on the top of the head and on the body.