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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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Provenance

Former Collection: Michael Oliver, New York

Credit Line

Gift of William E. and Bertha L. Teel

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

Dimensions

26.67 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1996.378

Medium or Technique

Stone, cloth

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Sculpture