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: 11 x 5 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 5/16 x 1 15/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Delbert and Carol Shankel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3078

The long, narrow carved wooden head has textured hair. The head narrows near the chin. It has a large nose and mouth. It is black overall with an orange spot on the right temple.