Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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carving of a man's head
  • unknown maker from Nigeria
  • carving of a man's head, 1980
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, carving, staining
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 x 5 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.095

Carved wood in the shape of a man's head from the neck up, stained dark brown. The head is slightly narrow and elongated toward the back. The figure is not wearing any kind of adornment and he has short hair that is carved with zigzagging lines for texture.