Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Taino peoples
  • figure, late 1800s–1998
  • Where object was made: Dominican Republic
  • stone, pigment, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 38 x 15.5 x 19.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 15/16 x 6 1/8 x 7 5/8 in
  • Gift of Barbara Waggoner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4944

The small, roughly conical stalagmite has undulations on the surface that are apparently mostly natural, but the indications of a face (round eyes, a slight ridge for a nose and a wide, straight groove for a mouth) are apparently carved into the stone. It is a mottled orange color.