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Offering stand

Offering stand

In contrast to the calm dignity of the Kom nobleman nearby, this squat figure is subsumed by his task-he ends up with no neck and with legs pooling around his hefty torso. Above him, a stand once held a calabash of palm wine, a drink specially offered during ceremonies.
Wood
12 7/16 x 10 7/8 x 10 3/16 in. (31.6 x 27.7 x 25.9 cm)
Gift of Katherine White and the Boeing Company
81.17.726
location
Not currently on view

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