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West Africa Anonymous,
Mossi Standing Female Figure, c. 1950-1975
28 3/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. x 5 in. (72.07 cm x 19.05 cm x 12.7 cm)

Object Type: Sculpture
Technique: Carving
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Richard Wagner
Accession Number: 75.8.18

Old number: 5521.

Tag: $800 (removed). No marks.

Carved dark, heavy wood with metal eyes (tin or aluminum) set in wax or tar.

Object Description
Carved standing female figure, with wide shoulders, a long neck, and large feet. She has pointed breasts, lines carved around her navel, and inlaid metal for eyes. She wears a mohawk-type hairstyle. There are two holes in each ear (top and bottom) for adornment. Lines are scratched into her cheeks and forehead as decoration. She has crudely carved hands.

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