Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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portrait head
  • Africa
  • portrait head, late 1800s–1994
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 12.5 x 4.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Delbert and Carol Shankel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3076

The long and narrow carved wooden head and neck has short, textured hair. The ears are nearly flat to the head and the eyes are slightly uneven.