Research: Luce Center for American Art

Senegalese Soldier
Accession #28.385
Artist Malvina Hoffman
TitleSenegalese Soldier
Date1928
MediumBlack stone
Dimensions20 x 10 x 15 in. (50.8 x 25.4 x 38.1 cm)
SignedInscribed on proper back of neck: "MALVINA HOFFMAN / © 1928"
Credit LineDick S. Ramsay Fund
LocationVisible Storage: Case 30, Shelf D (Sculpture)
DescriptionOver life-sized head of an African man truncated at the neck with exaggerated and stylized features; figure has large mouth, broad nose, furrowed brow, and a mustache; his closely cropped hair is styled into three rings at top of head; surface of skin is smooth and highly polished, hair is roughly textured. Condition: Good