Ke-Die (Figure) of a Woman
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Ke-Die (Figure) of a WomanLikely 20th century
5.5 x 3.74 x 2.36 in. (13.97 x 9.5 x 5.994 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2016.14.133.a-b
Geography: Africa, Liberia
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Ritual Objects
Culture/Nationality: Mano, Liberian, West African, African
Collection: Jane Martin Collection
This object has the following keywords:
- African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- female - Referring to the sex that normally produces eggs or female germ cells.
- figures - Representations of humans, animals, or mythical beasts, in any medium.
- Liberian - Style and culture of the nation of Liberia, a West African state founded in 1822.
- West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
- wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.
- woodcarving - The art of fashioning or ornamenting objects of wood by cutting with a sharp implement.
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