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URL: web-kiosk.scrippscollege.edu/objects-1/info/9628

West Africa Anonymous,
Senufo Seated Female Figure, c. 1950-1975
Wood
27 1/4 in. x 9 in. x 9 1/4 in. (69.22 cm x 22.86 cm x 23.5 cm)


Object Type: Sculpture
Technique: Carving
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Richard Wagner
Accession Number: 75.8.50


Commentary
Old number: 5552. See #75.8.33.

Marks
"5552" painted on the base of the head, in the back.

Medium
Carved wood.

Object Description
Seated female figure, which is almost identical to accession number 75.8.33, except that this one has a smaller head and shoulder area, and the belly protrudes less. Also, her front legs form the legs of the stool (the stool has two back legs of its own). The figure has pointed breasts, and is seated on a stool. Her hands rest upon her knees. She has carved lines around her navel, and an armband on each arm. Carved vertical lines indicate her hairstyle. She has large, protruding ears.

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