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Janus figure
Janus figure
Date:
early 20th century
Location:
de Young
Gallery 40
Century:
Media:
Carved Wood With Cut Cowrie Shell Eyes
Dimensions:
8 x 2 x 2 1/4 (20.3 x 5.1 x 5.7 cm)
Country:
Continent:
Africa
Culture/People:
Beembe People
Accession Number:
1999.142.29
Acquisition Date:
1999-12-09
Credit Line:

Bequest of John Gutmann

The two bearded standing figures are back to back, sharing a single domed colonial style hat. Their eyes are inlaided with shells.

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