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standing male figure with shield
  • Africa
  • standing male figure with shield, late 1900s–1994
  • wood, wire, cow hide, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 36.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 3/8 x 2 15/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6979

The standing figure is holding a narrow cowhide shield in his left hand and a club-like object in his right. He is wearing a tall, pointed headdress with a row of rectangles down the front center. He is wearing silver wire neckrings and conical earrings of coiled wire. There is very little detail to the body giving the impression of a blanket-like garment.