Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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portrait head
  • Gio peoples
  • portrait head, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Liberia
  • brass
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 9.5 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of C. Susan Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3273

The small human head is made of brass. The face is flattened and there is no chin. Two horn-like projections point downward near the ears. There is a braided looking band between the horns and over the top of the head and down the back. The area to the sides of this sagittal row has two semicircles on each side.