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Half Figure

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Songye
MEDIUM Wood, iron, tooth
DATES late 19th or early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 5 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 2 in. (13.3 x 5.7 x 5.1 cm)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 22.1433
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Half figure with arms around waist. Breasts are prominent. A tooth is inserted in center of torso beneath the breast. Two nails inserted into base of neck at diagonals. Facial features are deeply carved; mouth is pronounced. Base is flared overall color is light brown. CONDITION: Face chipped worn.
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