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Culture: Africa, early 20th century (54)
Culture: Africa, early 20th century (54)
Bush Buffalo Mask
Africa, Western Sudan, possibly Bwa people, early-mid 20th century
1969.2CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Africa, Mali, Bamana, possibly early to mid 20th century
2011.196CCCC0
Club (Knobkerrie)
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni or Zulu, late 19th or early 20th century
2010.232CCCC0
Helmet
Africa, Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo, early-mid 20th century
1975.152CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pre-Bembe, late 19th-early 20th century
1969.10CCCC0
Mother and Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yombe, late 19th-early 20th century
1997.149CCCC0
Half-Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, late 19th-early 20th century
1974.212CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, possibly Kom, early 20th century
1971.66CCCC0
Plank Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bembe, possibly early 20th century
2006.116CCCC0
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
2008.150©
Knife
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangala, early 20th Century
1916.743CCCC0
Hat
Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba peoples, Early 20th century
1915.465CCCC0
Mother-and-Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, late 19th-early 20th century
1931.426CCCC0
Cap
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1994.88CCCC0
Royal Retainer
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamum, early 20th century
1969.6CCCC0
Whistle (kasengosengo)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
1954.376CCCC0
Bushcow Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon Bamileke, early 20th century
1972.340©
Bowharp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1929.344CCCC0
Sifting Basket
Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of Congo, Chokwe peoples, late 19th-early 20th Century
1915.464CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamum, early 20th century
1967.151CCCC0
Bowl
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1994.89CCCC0
Wig (uyembe matota, wiyembe, or pulumba)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe, early to mid 20th century
2007.1CCCC0
Throwing Knife
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, early 20th century
1918.661CCCC0
Cow Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, early 20th century
1975.161©
Vessel
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1992.69CCCC0
Shield
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th century
1988.245CCCC0
Water Jug and Carrying Strap
Africa, early 20th century
1915.460CCCC0
Water Jug
Africa, early 20th century
1915.460.aCCCC0
Carrying Strap for a Jug
Africa, early 20th century
1915.460.bCCCC0
Beaded Necklace
Africa, Early 20th century
1942.1531CCCC0
Hat with Pin
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, early 20th century
1915.468CCCC0
No image available
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, early 20th century
1915.468.aCCCC0
No image available
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, early 20th century
1915.468.bCCCC0
Caryatid Stool
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo,Luba, early 20th century
1969.9CCCC0
Elephant Prod (?)
Africa, Central Africa, Angola, Early 20th century
1915.498CCCC0
Knife
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangala, early 20th Century
1916.742CCCC0
Hat with a pin
Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba peoples, Early 20th century
1915.466CCCC0
Woman's overskirt (ncaka)
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th or early 20th century
2003.90CCCC0
Fragment of Woman's overskirt (ncaka)
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th or early 20th century
2003.91CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Suku, early 20th century
1975.167CCCC0
Shield
Eastern Africa?, Uganda (?), early 20th century
1992.187CCCC0
Ceremonial Hoe
Africa, South Africa, possibly Zulu peoples, early 20th century
1915.496CCCC0
Knife
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ngbandi, late 19th-early 20th century
1916.1021CCCC0
Knife
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ngbandi, late 19th-early 20th century
1916.1021.aCCCC0
Sheath
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ngbandi, late 19th-early 20th century
1916.1021.bCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yaka, early 20th century
1970.34CCCC0
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Republic of the Congo, Kongo or Vili, early 20th century
1975.166CCCC0
Carving
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kongo, early 20th century
1969.138CCCC0
Divination Implement
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, Late 19th- Early 20th century
1969.550CCCC0
Knife
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Central African Republic, early 20th Century
1916.1017CCCC0
Cermonial Headpiece
Africa, Equatorial Africa, Nigeria, Hausa or Gabon, Fang peoples, Early 20th century
1976.1057CCCC0
Scepter
Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Luba people, Early 20th century
1915.450CCCC0
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ndengesh, early 20th century
1962.351©
Scepter
Ovimbundu people, Angola, Central Africa, Africa, late 19th or early 20th century
2015.155CCCC0
Hat with Pin
Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba peoples, Early 20th century
1915.467CCCC0
No image available
Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba peoples, Early 20th century
1915.467.aCCCC0
No image available
Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba peoples, Early 20th century
1915.467.bCCCC0
Box
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1975.192CCCC0
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Central African Republic, early 20th Century
1916.1016CCCC0
Stool
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nyanga, early 20th Century
1929.345CCCC0
Cup
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1954.374CCCC0
No image available
Africa, Uganda, early 20th century
1929.368CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Bush Buffalo Mask
Africa, Western Sudan, possibly Bwa people, early-mid 20th century
1969.2Wood, plant fibers, paint, and ironOverall: 69.8 cm (27 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Helmet Mask
Africa, Mali, Bamana, possibly early to mid 20th century
2011.196Wood and organic materialsOverall: 36 cm (14 3/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Club (Knobkerrie)
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni or Zulu, late 19th or early 20th century
2010.232WoodOverall: 66 cm (26 in.)Gift of Dori and Daniel Rootenberg, Jacaranda Tribal, New YorkCCCC0
Helmet
Africa, Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo, early-mid 20th century
1975.152Wood, upholstery studs, and colorantOverall: 34.9 cm (13 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pre-Bembe, late 19th-early 20th century
1969.10Wood and cottonOverall: 48.6 x 15.6 x 17.2 cm (19 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 6 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Mother and Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yombe, late 19th-early 20th century
1997.149Wood and paintOverall: 64.7 cm (25 1/2 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Half-Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, late 19th-early 20th century
1974.212Wood, organic materials (including resin and soil), plant fiber, and glass beadsOverall: 22.4 x 10.7 x 12.4 cm (8 13/16 x 4 3/16 x 4 7/8 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin N. HaasCCCC0
Helmet Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, possibly Kom, early 20th century
1971.66Wood, paint, organic material, and iron alloyOverall: 33 x 63.5 x 41.9 cm (13 x 25 x 16 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Wixom in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph M. CoeCCCC0
Plank Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bembe, possibly early 20th century
2006.116Wood, colorant, and ironOverall: 46 cm (18 1/8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
2008.150Wood, plant fiber, and colorantOverall: 27 x 22 x 28.5 cm (10 5/8 x 8 11/16 x 11 1/4 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund©
Knife
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangala, early 20th Century
1916.743Iron, wood, copper alloy, upholstery studs, plant fibers, and rawhideOverall: 57.2 cm (22 1/2 in.); Blade: 41.4 cm (16 5/16 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Hat
Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba peoples, Early 20th century
1915.465Raffia and dyeOverall: 11.4 x 16.2 x 16.2 cm (4 1/2 x 6 3/8 x 6 3/8 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Mother-and-Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, late 19th-early 20th century
1931.426Wood, glass beads, upholstery studs, natural fiber, and pigmentOverall: 53.4 x 13.1 x 14.6 cm (21 x 5 3/16 x 5 3/4 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu HouseCCCC0
Cap
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1994.88Plant fibers, cloth, glass beads, cowrie shells, and copper alloyDiameter: 17.8 cm (7 in.); Overall: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Royal Retainer
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamum, early 20th century
1969.6WoodOverall: 68.6 cm (27 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Whistle (kasengosengo)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
1954.376WoodOverall: 9.6 x 4.8 cm (3 3/4 x 1 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. Louise M. Dunn in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Russell JelliffeCCCC0
Bushcow Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon Bamileke, early 20th century
1972.340Wood and colorantOverall: 55.9 cm (22 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Bowharp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1929.344Wood, rawhide, plant fiber, metal, and glass beadHandle: 36.9 cm (14 1/2 in.); Drum: 18.2 cm (7 3/16 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu HouseCCCC0
Sifting Basket
Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of Congo, Chokwe peoples, late 19th-early 20th Century
1915.464Plant fibers and dyeOverall: 39.4 cm (15 1/2 in.); Outside: 39.4 x 20.7 cm (15 1/2 x 8 1/8 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Helmet Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamum, early 20th century
1967.151Wood, kaolin, and organic materialsOverall: 57.2 cm (22 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Wixom in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph M. CoeCCCC0
Bowl
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1994.89EarthenwareDiameter: 26.4 cm (10 3/8 in.); Overall: 8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Wig (uyembe matota, wiyembe, or pulumba)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe, early to mid 20th century
2007.1Plant fiber, pelt, and clayOverall: 12.7 x 24.8 x 27.3 cm (5 x 9 3/4 x 10 3/4 in.)The Jane B. Tripp Charitable Lead Annuity TrustCCCC0
Throwing Knife
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, early 20th century
1918.661Iron and leatherOverall: 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.)General Income FundCCCC0
Cow Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, early 20th century
1975.161Wood and colorantOverall: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Vessel
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1992.69TerracottaDiameter: 17.1 cm (6 3/4 in.); Overall: 35 x 15.6 cm (13 3/4 x 6 1/8 in.)The Mary Spedding Milliken Memorial Collection, Gift of William Mathewson MillikenCCCC0
Shield
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th century
1988.245Bamboo, wood, and plant fibersOverall: 134.6 cm (53 in.)Gift of Mrs. Carl Lerch in memory of the Reverend Andrew F. HenseyCCCC0
Water Jug and Carrying Strap
Africa, early 20th century
1915.460Terracotta and plant fiberOverall: 64.8 cm (25 1/2 in.); Diameter of mouth with rim: 17.8 x 8.9 cm (7 x 3 1/2 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Beaded Necklace
Africa, Early 20th century
1942.1531Glass beads and cordDiameter: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)Gift of W. A. PriceCCCC0
Hat with Pin
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, early 20th century
1915.468Raffia, metal, and dyePin: 17.8 cm (7 in.); Width at bottom: 12.1 x 12.7 cm (4 3/4 x 5 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Caryatid Stool
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo,Luba, early 20th century
1969.9WoodOverall: 43.8 cm (17 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Elephant Prod (?)
Africa, Central Africa, Angola, Early 20th century
1915.498Wood, wire, upholstery studs, and metalOverall: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Knife
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangala, early 20th Century
1916.742Iron, copper alloy, wood, and clothOverall: 57.2 cm (22 1/2 in.); Blade: 36.2 cm (14 1/4 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Hat with a pin
Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba peoples, Early 20th century
1915.466Raffia, metal, and dyeOverall: 10.8 x 16.8 cm (4 1/4 x 6 5/8 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Woman's overskirt (ncaka)
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th or early 20th century
2003.90Raffia, cloth, thread, and dyeOverall: 413.2 x 63.6 cm (162 11/16 x 25 1/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Fragment of Woman's overskirt (ncaka)
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th or early 20th century
2003.91Raffia and tukulaOverall: 121.4 x 33.3 cm (47 13/16 x 13 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Suku, early 20th century
1975.167Wood, upholstery studs, and plant fiberOverall: 30.5 cm (12 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Shield
Eastern Africa?, Uganda (?), early 20th century
1992.187Wood, paint, and cordOverall: 70.5 x 29.8 x 19.7 cm (27 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.)Bequest of Russell and Rowena JelliffeCCCC0
Ceremonial Hoe
Africa, South Africa, possibly Zulu peoples, early 20th century
1915.496Wood and copper alloyOverall: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Knife
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ngbandi, late 19th-early 20th century
1916.1021Iron, copper alloy, and rawhideOverall: 40.2 cm (15 13/16 in.); Tang: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.); Blade: 15.8 cm (6 1/4 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yaka, early 20th century
1970.34WoodOverall: 61 cm (24 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Republic of the Congo, Kongo or Vili, early 20th century
1975.166Wood and plant fiberOverall: 24.7 cm (9 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Carving
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kongo, early 20th century
1969.138IvoryOverall: 17.8 cm (7 in.)Gift of Mrs. Charles E. RosemanCCCC0
Divination Implement
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, Late 19th- Early 20th century
1969.550Wood and plant fiberOverall: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)Gift of various donors by exchangeCCCC0
Knife
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Central African Republic, early 20th Century
1916.1017Iron and copperOverall: 39 cm (15 3/8 in.); Blade: 31.3 cm (12 5/16 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Cermonial Headpiece
Africa, Equatorial Africa, Nigeria, Hausa or Gabon, Fang peoples, Early 20th century
1976.1057Plant fibers, cloth, hair, cowrie shells, buttons, upholstery studs, and threadOverall: 15.2 x 17 x 21 cm (6 x 6 11/16 x 8 1/4 in.); Inside: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension FundCCCC0
Scepter
Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Luba people, Early 20th century
1915.450WoodOverall: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ndengesh, early 20th century
1962.351Wood, colorant, and probably kaolinOverall: 73.7 cm (29 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Scepter
Ovimbundu people, Angola, Central Africa, Africa, late 19th or early 20th century
2015.155Wood, copper alloy, upholstery studs, iron alloy, and cottonOverall: 57.5 x 4.5 x 5.5 cm (22 5/8 x 1 3/4 x 2 3/16 in.)Gift of Dr. Anita J. GlazeCCCC0
Hat with Pin
Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba peoples, Early 20th century
1915.467Raffia, metal, and dyePin: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.); Width at bottom: 11.4 x 15.9 cm (4 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Box
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1975.192WoodOverall: 25.4 cm (10 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Central African Republic, early 20th Century
1916.1016Forged iron and copperOverall: 40.6 cm (16 in.); Blade: 32.7 cm (12 7/8 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Stool
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nyanga, early 20th Century
1929.345WoodDiameter: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.); Overall: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu HouseCCCC0
Cup
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1954.374WoodDiameter: 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.); Overall: 14.2 cm (5 9/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. Louise M. Dunn in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Russell JelliffeCCCC0
No image available
Africa, Uganda, early 20th century
1929.368Pounded barkOverall: 223.5 x 209.6 cm (88 x 82 1/2 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu HouseCCCC0