Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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human figure
  • unknown Karajá (Carajá) maker
  • human figure, 1900s
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • ceramic, paint, thread, plant fiber, gum resin, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 10.5 x 4 x 3 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 1/8 x 1 9/16 x 1 3/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7229

The small figure depicts a standing woman with prominent hips and thighs. It has a small peg-like head and neck, small breasts, no arms and no feet. The figure is grey. It has long black hair made from resin. There is a black and green thread at the neck. A light natural colored plant fiber garment covers her genitalia.