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West Africa Anonymous,
Senufo Standing Female Figure, c. 1950-1975
Wood
43 11/16 in. x 6 in. x 6 1/4 in. (110.97 cm x 15.24 cm x 15.88 cm)


Object Type: Sculpture
Technique: Carving
Creation Place: Africa, Senufo
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Richard Wagner
Accession Number: 75.8.38


Commentary
Old number: 5540b.

Dimensions
43 11/16" high; 5 1/2 wide at the shoulder and 6" wide at the base; 6 1/4" deep at the belly and 6" deep at the base.

Marks
"5540" painted on the back of the base.

Medium
Carved wood with red, orange and yellow glass beads.

Object Description
Tall, skinny, female figure with an arched back, protruding belly and belly button, and pointed breasts. She wears an angled headdress and a necklace of orange, red, and yellow glass seed beads. There is a rectangular pattern carved on the tops of her breasts. She stands on a round base, with her arms bent and her hands against her sides.

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