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West Africa Anonymous,
Standing Male Figure, c. 1950-1975
Wood
61 1/4 in. x 18 1/4 in. x 10 in. (155.58 cm x 46.36 cm x 25.4 cm)


Object Type: Sculpture
Technique: Carving
Creation Place: Africa, Korhogo
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Richard Wagner
Accession Number: 75.8.52


Commentary
Old number: 5554.

Marks
No marks.

Medium
Carved wood figure.

Object Description
Nude standing male king figure, with a club in his right hand. He wears a bracelet and armband on his left arm, and an ankleband on his right ankle. There is a crown or hat on his head. Lines are carved into his face, representing scarification. He wears a necklace with three pendants, and has a short beard. The head is disproportionately large. The figure has prominently carved teeth.

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