Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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men showing height difference
  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • men showing height difference
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • gelatin silver print
  • Object Height/Width: 12 x 17 cm photo only
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7689

The black and white image is of two men of average stature standing with three shorter men. The man on the facing left is wearing a hat, a white shirt, and a wrap-style skirt. The man on the facing right wears the same outfit without the shirt, and their hands are joined above the heads of the three men in the center. The shorter men in the center are bare chested with cloth pubic coverings and different hats. There is a grass structure behind them and trees and other vegetation behind the structure.