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West Africa Anonymous,
Baule Standing Simian Figure, c. 1950-1975
26 1/8 in. x 9 1/8 in. x 10 in. (66.36 cm x 23.18 cm x 25.4 cm)

Object Type: Sculpture
Technique: Carving
Creation Place: Africa, Baule
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Richard Wagner
Accession Number: 75.8.44

Old number: 5546.

No marks.

Carved wood with cloth, fiber or fur, and white paint.

Object Description
Carved wooden figure of a monkey with its arms in prayer position. The figure has an open mouth, with large, sharp teeth carved inside. Rough cloth with a painted triangle and diamond pattern painted on it in black is tied around the figure's waist (the cloth is very dirty). Fiber or fur is glued onto the top of the head. Some white paint was applied to the facial area, but is now mostly worn off.

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