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Male Figure

Male Figure

late 1800s-early 1900s

Wood, glass beads, brass, copper, iron, human teeth, antelope horn, hide, animal hair, minerals, 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

Fun Fact

Researchers conducted x-ray scanning on this figure, revealing its internal structure and human teeth, an antelope horn, and animal hair.

Description

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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