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Unformatted text preview: ARTH275 – Section 0104, TA: Adam Rudolphi Visual Analysis Paper – 10/02/07 Subject: Male figure, Kongo This is an object that was created by the Kongo people from the Republic of Congo. The subject is a statuette of a man that is approximately eighteen inches in height, six inches wide, and four inches thick. The man stands on a rectangular base. He has his right arm raised and his right hand shaped in a circle as if he were holding a spear, but his hand is empty. From the frontal view, he appears to be standing upright. However, from the side it looks like he is hunched over since his back protrudes out further than his head. This statuette is carved out of wood that appears very dark. The man seems to be wearing multicolored cloths. The cloth is made out of cotton and wool as well as barkcloth. It flows in strips from the top of his torso down to his hips. The figure appears to be holding a staff with his left hand that is also made of wood but it is textured differently and has a lighter hue than the...
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This essay was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ARTH 275 taught by Professor Rudolphi during the Fall '07 term at Maryland.
- Fall '07