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URL: web-kiosk.scrippscollege.edu/objects-1/info/9629

West Africa Anonymous,
Standing Female Figure, c. 1950-1975
Wood
64 1/2 in. x 17 3/4 in. x 9 in. (163.83 cm x 45.09 cm x 22.86 cm)


Object Type: Sculpture
Technique: Carving
Creation Place: Africa, Korhogo
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Richard Wagner
Accession Number: 75.8.51


Commentary
Old number: 5553.

Marks
No marks.

Medium
Carved wood.

Object Description
Nude female queen figure, with a child slinging to her back, and a bowl on her head. The figure has carved anklets around both ankles, and armbands and bracelets on both arms. She hold a staff in her right hand. There is an ornate hairstyle and she has prominently carved teeth. Scarification is seen on the front and back of the shoulders, on her buttocks, around the navel, on the tops of the breasts, and on her cheeks. Beads are carved around her waist on the sides and back. She has a very extended belly button.

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