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West Africa Anonymous,
Mossi Standing Female Figure, c. 1950-1975
Wood
24 7/16 in. x 5 1/8 in. x 4 in. (62.07 cm x 13.02 cm x 10.16 cm)


Object Type: Sculpture
Technique: Carving
Creation Place: Africa, Mossi
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Richard Wagner
Accession Number: 75.8.20


Commentary
Old number: 5523.

Marks
Tag: $300.00 (removed). There is a label reading "5" on the bottom of the foot, and "5523" painted on the back of the left foot and on the bottom of the right foot.

Medium
Carved wood.

Object Description
Standing female figure with a long, thin torso. Her hands are at her sides, and she has wide shoulders, and short legs. The breasts are somewhere between rounded and pointed in shape, and are close together. She has a pointed headdress, like a papal hat. The eyes are rounded with a slit across the center.

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