Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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human figure
  • Kenya
  • human figure, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: Kenya
  • wood, carving, beads, wire, feathers
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 31.5 x 7 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6977
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Description
Inscriptions/Signature

The standing figure's arms are at its sides and its feet are slightly apart. He has a cone shaped hat or headdress with two wire bands and a tuft of white feathers at the point. A garment is indicated with texture from the right shoulder to the left thigh. It has a wire necklace and white beads across its chest in either direction. There is a white bead loop on each wrist and ankle. The figure is brown.