Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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human figure
  • unknown Ibibio maker
  • human figure, late 1800s–1963
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, pigment, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 26 x 6 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 1/4 x 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Theodore Eaton
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0830.02

This is one of two standing wooden figures.
2007.0830.02 faces forward with very short arms at the front of the chest. There is white pigment over most of the figure, though it has rubbed off in some areas. It has black hair, black eyelashes and eyebrows, and red lips. The toes and fingers are black. It has black lines on the tip of the nose, the side of the jawline, the torso (2 lines), and the thighs and knees. It has a red necklace and belt.