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This is a rare example of stone figurative sculpture from the Toma people, who inhabit the border region of Guinea and Liberia, where they are called Loma. It is identified as Toma primarily by the simplified face, of which the flat ovoid plane, short nose, slit eyes, and ridged brow appear on...

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Former Collection: Michael Oliver, New York

Credit Line

Gift of William E. and Bertha L. Teel

African, Toma peoples, Guinea, 19th–20th century


26.67 cm (10 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone, cloth


Africa and Oceania