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wood carving of a female figure
  • Mossi peoples
    Maguzawa peoples
  • wood carving of a female figure, 1980
  • Where object was made: Burkina Faso or Nigeria
  • wood, pigment, carving, staining, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 31.5 x 5 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 3/8 x 1 15/16 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.044
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Description

Tall, thin vertical wood carving of a female figure, stained dark brown. The face is flat and pointed at the chin and there is a tall ridge extending front to back. There are incised rows of diagonal lines around the face and on the forehead. The figure's body is long and thin, without pronounced features, aside from triangular projections at the top, indicating breasts. There is reddish brown pigment rubbed onto areas on the side of the figure.