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: 10.5 x 4.5 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 1/8 x 1 3/4 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Delbert and Carol Shankel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3077

The long, narrow carved wooden head has hair that appears to be done in many small braids. The head is quite long and narrows toward the chin.