late 1800s-early 1900s
Wood, glass beads, brass (including upholstery studs), copper alloy, iron alloy, raffia, reedbuck antelope horn, rawhide, animal hair, human teeth, organic material, minerals, and plant fibers
Overall: 64 x 24.5 x 24 cm (25 3/16 x 9 5/8 x 9 7/16 in.)
René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 2010.451
Researchers conducted x-ray scanning on this figure, revealing its internal structure and human teeth, an antelope horn, and animal hair.
Its visual impact and workmanship suggest that this figure was used by an extended family. Researchers conducted x-ray scanning on this particular figure, revealing its internal structural qualities. Objects such as human teeth, an antelope horn and animal hair reside in this figure. The raffia skirt around the waist and the blue and white beads are indicators of leadership.
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