Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bust of a woman
  • Oceania
  • bust of a woman, late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Rendova Island, Solomon Islands
  • ebony wood, mother of pearl, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 14.5 x 10 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 11/16 x 3 7/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3082
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The bust of a woman is carved in ebony wood. Hair is indicated, but there is no detail. The eyes are mother of pearl. Breasts are present, but arms are only indicated with a groove.