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Female Figure (Zuzu)

Artist/Maker: Guro people (Ivory Coast)

Date: 20th century
Medium: wood, paint, wood beads and copper alloy
Overall: 13 1/4 x 4 3/8 x 3 1/4 in. (33.7 x 11.1 x 8.3 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Alan Potamkin
Object number: 2007.48.42
DescriptionFemale figure wearing slippers. Traditional figures such as this statue of a female zuzu spirit now often wear items of Western style clothing. The surface is also covered with commercial paint instead of being blackened by a hot iron, mud, or plant based paint as in the past.
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