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Carved Giraffe

MO 63.1880.1
Carved Giraffe
Maker unknown
Somali, Africa
Wood
9 3/4" x 13 1/2" x 2 1/4"
Roughly carved figure of a giraffe with short block legs and a rectangular neck. The legs and neck are incised with horizontal and vertical lines.
This gift was presented to President John F. Kennedy by Dr. Abdirashid Ali Shermarke, Prime Minister of the Somali Republic, during his state visit to the White House on November 27, 1962.
Dr. Abdirashid Ali Shermarke, Prime Minister of the Somali Republic
  • JFKPOF-041-032
  • JFKPOF-041-033
  • JFKPOF-124-004
  • JFKSG-MO-1963-1880-2
  • JFKSG-MO-1963-1880-3
  • JFKSG-MO-1963-1880-4
National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. John F. Kennedy Library. (04/01/1985- )
Donated to the United States
JFKSG-MO-1963-1880-1