Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Zigula maker
  • figure, 1925–1990
  • Where object was made: Tanzania
  • metal, cloth
  • Object Height/Width: 17.78 x 10.16 cm
    Object Height/Width: 7 x 4 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • PG2008.030

Small figure made from a solid piece of metal and almost completely wrapped in strips of cloth, which are dark brown. The figure has short thick legs that are spread apart and the arms are held close to the body. The head has very large ears on the sides of the head, a long thin nose set in between two small eyes, and a small circular hole for the mouth.