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Elizabeth Catlett1967

DuSable Museum of African American History

DuSable Museum of African American History

Wood sculpture of an abstracted woman’s head and neck, elongated and stylized. The sculpture consists of three separate sections joined together. The eyes are deep circular inlet carvings with a crescent-shaped raised relief over each one resembling an eyelid; both eye areas are painted black. The nose is thin and triangular in shape and points outward over a close-lipped mouth. The jaw protrudes forward past the nose in exaggerated fashion. The ears at either side of the head are large; their inner areas are painted black. A circular protrusion at the back of the head resembles a bun. "EC 67" is carved into the right side of the neck, near the base, then traced in black ink or pencil.

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