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Helmet Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, mid-late 19th century
1935.304CCCC0
Head of a Hobbyhorse
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, late 19th-early 20th century
1935.307CCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante people, 19th century
1935.310CCCC0
Face Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, possibly Baule, 20th century
1954.602©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Beembe people
2010.428CCCC0
Mother-and-Child Figure
Africa, Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo people
1961.198CCCC0
Pair of Figures
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Ngbandi people
2010.459CCCC0
Male Figure of a Pair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Ngbandi people
2010.459.1CCCC0
Female Figure of a Pair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ngbandi people
2010.459.2CCCC0
Crucifix
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, Kongo people
2010.444CCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.308CCCC0
Pendant: Crocodile
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1952.265©
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454CCCC0
No image available
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454.aCCCC0
No image available
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454.bCCCC0
Head
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo
1938.6CCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.312CCCC0
Figure
Guinea Coast, Sierra Leone, so-called Sapi, possibly early 15th century
1976.29CCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.311CCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.309CCCC0
Serpent Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, possibly Baga, late 19th-early 20th century
1960.37CCCC0
Bush Buffalo Mask
Africa, Western Sudan, possibly Bwa people, early-mid 20th century
1969.2©
Soul Disk Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1944.290CCCC0
Clapper
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, possibly 19th century
1938.5CCCC0
Male Figure
probably carved by Ateu Atsa (Cameroonian)
1987.62©
Staff of Office
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba
2004.85CCCC0
No image available
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, early-mid-19th century
2004.85.aCCCC0
No image available
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, early-mid-19th century
2004.85.bCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pre-Bembe, late 19th-early 20th century
1969.10CCCC0
Helmet
Africa, Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo, early-mid 20th century
1975.152©
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yaka, early 20th century
1969.8©
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, possibly Landuma, early 20th century
1969.3©
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th to early 20th century
1971.297CCCC0
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th to early 20th century
1971.297.1CCCC0
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
1971.297.2CCCC0
Soul Disk Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1952.84CCCC0
Pendant: Face in Crescent
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1952.118©
Sauveteur 3
Pascale Marthine Tayou (Cameroonian, b. 1966)
2018.204©
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ghana, possibly Fante, late 19th to early 20th century
1975.158CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye people
2010.451CCCC0
Ram Mask (Bolo)
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Bobo people
2016.56©
Plaque
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, possibly 16th-17th century
1953.425CCCC0
Female Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, early-mid 20th century
1974.203©
Leopard Caryatid Stool
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bandjoun kingdom, Bamileke, possibly 19th century
2006.138CCCC0
Totem 01/01-18 (Baga-Batcham-Alunga-Kota)
Hervé Youmbi (Cameroon, b. 1973)
2018.5©
Head
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Nok region
1995.21CCCC0
Plaque
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin kingdom, Edo, possibly 16th to 17th century
1999.1CCCC0
Carved Tusk
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, 19th century
1968.284CCCC0
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, late 19th to early 20th century
1972.343CCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast or Liberia, Dan, possibly early 20th century
1972.331©
Half-Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, late 19th-early 20th century
1974.212CCCC0
Bust Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, Baga, early 20th century
1964.376©
Eshu Dance Staff
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba people
2018.34CCCC0
Ties That Bind
Emeka Ogboh (Nigerian, b. 1977)
2019.34©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast or Liberia, Wè, early 20th century
1971.294©
Face Mask
Western Sudan. Mali, Dogon, early 20th century
1975.151©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, possibly Yaure, early 20th century
1971.296©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th-early 20th century
1975.155CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Africa, Mali, Bamana, possibly early to mid 20th century
2011.196©
Bird Standard
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo
1974.204©
Male Figure (Ofika)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbole people
2016.33CCCC0
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Repulic of the Congo, late 19th-mid 20th Century
1974.201CCCC0
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ejagham, early 20th century
1990.23©
Reliquary Guardian Figure
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Kota, probably 19th century
2005.2CCCC0
Male Figure (Ikenga)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo people
2015.72©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Vili people
2010.433CCCC0
Male Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.434CCCC0
Veranda Post
probably by Agbonbiofe (Nigerian, 1945)
1969.55CCCC0
Fertility Figure
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho people, 19th or 20th century
2010.208CCCC0
Stool
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.320©
Container
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, 20th century
1974.208©
Twilight of the Idols (Fetish) 3
Kendell Geers (South African, b. 1968)
2018.4©
Scepter
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.447CCCC0
Pendant: Face
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1942.172©
Mortar
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe, late 19th century
1978.28CCCC0
Thumb Piano
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe peoples
1915.495CCCC0
Corpus (Crucified Christ)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, Kongo people
2010.445CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kongo or Vili, early 19th century
1974.186CCCC0
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, early-mid 20th century
1960.169©
Neck Ornament
South Africa, Northern Nguni people, 19th or 20th century
2010.207CCCC0
Headrest
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu people or Swaziland, Swazi, 19th or 20th century
2010.198CCCC0
Snuff Spoon/Comb
Southern, South Africa, Zulu, late 19th century
2010.233CCCC0
Club ("Knobkerrie")
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni or Zulu, late 19th or early 20th century
2010.232CCCC0
Club ("Knobkerrie")
Southern Africa, Swaziland, Swazi people, 19th or 20th century
2010.203CCCC0
Apron
South Africa, Southern Nguni people, 19th or 20th century
2010.206CCCC0
Snuff Container
South Africa, Xhosa people
2016.60CCCC0
Necklace
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni or Zulu, 19th century
2010.231CCCC0
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni, 19th or 20th century
2010.201CCCC0
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe or Mozambique, Northern Nguni or Shona, 19th or 20th century
2010.200CCCC0
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Idoma, early 20th century
1964.444©
Snuff Spoon
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, late 19th century
2010.234CCCC0
Pipe
Southern Africa, South Africa, Xhosa, 19th or 20th century
2010.199CCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Liberia, Mano people, early 20th century
1953.457©
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho, 19th or 20th century
2010.202CCCC0
Male Figure
Western Sudan, Mali, Inland Niger Delta, possibly 14th-17th century
1985.199CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Suku people
2010.450CCCC0
Mask
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, 20th century
1972.329©
Face Mask
carved by Sabarikwo of Ouazumon (African)
1989.48©
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Malinke, 20th century
1994.14©
Antelope Headdress
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, early-mid 20th century
1965.325©
Mother-and-Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, late 19th-early 20th century
1931.426CCCC0
Gold Weight :  Antelope
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.306CCCC0
Male Figure
Guinea Coast , Ivory Coast, Baule
1931.204©
Pair of Twin Figures
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332©
Twin Figure
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332.1©
Twin Figure
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332.2©
Pipe
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pyaang, 20th century
1976.181©
Caryatid Stool
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo,Luba, early 20th century
1969.9CCCC0
Mother and Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1969.7©
Mother and Child Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.342©
Hat
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, possibly early 20th century
1998.29©
Mother and Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yombe, late 19th-early 20th century
1997.149CCCC0
Belt
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, possibly early 20th century
1994.87©
Pair of Lions
Guinea Coast, Benin, Fon, 20th century
1965.323©
Lion
Guinea Coast, Benin, Fon, 20th century
1965.323.1©
Lion
Guinea Coast, Benin, Fon, 20th century
1965.323.2©
Hat
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, possibly Yombe
1997.180CCCC0
Necklace
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1995.23©
Plank Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bembe, possibly early 20th century
2006.116©
Pair of Figure Staffs (Edan Ogboni)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba people
1996.403CCCC0
Equestrian Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, possibly 18th century
2007.160CCCC0
Head
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Akan, late 17th-early 18th century
1990.22CCCC0
Crown
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1995.22©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Hungaan, mid to late 19th century
2003.36CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Malinke, mid-late 1800s
2004.84CCCC0
Feast Ladle
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Dan People
2013.52CCCC0
Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1952.85©
Male figure
Unidentified people, Benue River Valley, Nigeria
2016.57CCCC0
Pipe Bowl
Southern Nguni people, South Africa, possibly 19th century
2012.42CCCC0
Bow Stand
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2018.27CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, probably 19th century
2005.3CCCC0
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
2008.150©
Pendant: Face in Diamond
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1942.171©
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Mossi people
2014.1©
Helmet Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, possibly Kom, early 20th century
1971.66CCCC0
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria or Republic of Benin, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.327©
Cock
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, 20th century
1973.221©
Doll
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Ashanti, 2nd quarter 20th century
1974.211©
Royal Retainer
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamum, early 20th century
1969.6©
Untitled
Gérard Santoni (African, 1943-2008)
2018.307©
Female Figure
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye people
2010.452CCCC0
Janus Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Hemba people
2010.458CCCC0
Bushcow Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon Bamileke, early 20th century
1972.340©
Janus Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, 20th century
1976.182©
Dance Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, 2nd quarter 20th century
1962.352©
Female Figure
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1976.172©
Helmet Mask
Western Sudan, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
1972.336©
Pair of Twin Figures
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.334©
Twin Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.334.1©
Twin Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.334.2©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo, 20th century
1973.222©
Helmet
Guinea Coast, Nigeria,Yoruba people, late 19th-early 20th century
1969.5CCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Liberia or Ivory Coast, Dan, 20th century
1977.191©
Ladle
Eastern Africa, Zambia, Lozi, 20th century
1976.184©
Staff
The Baboon Master (African)
2010.204CCCC0
Heddle Pulley
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
1973.219©
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1973.220©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ibibio, 20th century
1975.160©
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Angola/Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chowke, 20th century
1978.27©
Male Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
1972.341©
Head
Guinea Coast, Liberia or Ivory Coast, Dan or We, 20th century
1973.218©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1974.205CCCC0
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende (Eastern), 20th century
1976.179©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo, early 20th century
1972.339©
Spoon
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, 2nd quarter 20th century
1976.186©
Hornbill Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1973.217©
Pair of Bracelets
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang, 20th century
1976.177©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo, early 20th century
1972.338©
Pipe Bowl
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bali, 20th century
1975.162©
Head
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Akan, 2nd half of 17th century
1975.157CCCC0
Comb
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe, 20th century
1976.180©
Box
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1976.185©
Gold Weight:  Geometric
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1962.244CCCC0
Male Figure
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon
1972.337©
Pair of Figures
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Central African Republic (most likely), possibly Monzombo people
2010.460CCCC0
Figure of a Pair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Central African Republic (most likely), possibly Monzombo people
2010.460.1CCCC0
Figure of a Pair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Central African Republic (most likely), possibly Monzombo people
2010.460.2CCCC0
Mask
Adugbologe (Nigerian, c. 1940)
1969.4©
Stand or Bowl
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon
1974.209©
Cow Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, early 20th century
1975.161©
Neck Ring
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang
1976.173©
Bracelet
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang
1976.174©
Bracelet
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang
1976.176©
Drum
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Iseyin, Yoruba
1975.159©
Bracelet
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang
1976.175©
Helmet Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamum, early 20th century
1967.151CCCC0
Male Figure
Robert of Babanki (African)
1972.328©
Pipe
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon Bagam
1972.330©
Mask
Adugbologe (Nigerian, c. 1940)
1974.206©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo (most likely) or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Teke people
2010.430CCCC0
Mother-and-Child Caryatid Vessel
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, mid-late 19th century
1994.200CCCC0
Figure Pair
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1974.202©
Male Figure
Central Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luluwa people or Luntu people, 20th century
1974.210©
Miniature Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
1935.305©
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Dan, 20th century
1971.295©
Headdress
Bamgboye of Odo-Owa (Nigerian, c. 1895-1978)
1991.165©
Antelope Headdress
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, early 20th century
1962.307©
Helmet Mask
Guinea Coast, Sierra Leone, Mende, 20th century
1971.293©
Mask
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Bobo, mid 20th century
1971.291©
Pipe Bowl
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bangangte, 2nd quarter 20th century
1975.163©
Dancewand
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba,, 20th century
1974.207©
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Sierra Leone, Sherbro, 16th century
1975.153CCCC0
Prestige Chair
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon
1983.33CCCC0
Gold Weight:  Geometric
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1969.265CCCC0
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye, 20th century
1972.2©
Pair of Masks
Duga of Meko, Nigeria (Yoruba people)
1975.168©
Mask
Duga of Meko, Nigeria (Yoruba people)
1975.168.1©
Mask
Duga of Meko, Nigeria (Yoruba people)
1975.168.2©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asanti, 20th century
1962.243©
Female Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bembe, 20th century
1975.164©
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Teke, 20th century
1975.165©
Headrest
Southern Africa, Mozambique, Shona, 20th century
1996.268©
Hat
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamileke, 20th century
2007.181©
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Republic of the Congo, Kongo or Vili, early 20th century
1975.166©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Suku, early 20th century
1975.167©
Shield
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th century
1988.245CCCC0
Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1971.289©
Male Figure
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule or Anyi, 20th century
1975.156©
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Sierra Leone, Sherbro Island, 16th century
1975.154CCCC0
Gold Weight: Fish
Africa, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1961.399CCCC0
Oliphant (Side-Blown Trumpet)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.448CCCC0
Divination Implement
Central Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.455CCCC0
Female Figurine or Finial
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.446CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.438CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yaka, early 20th century
1970.34©
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.437CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Teke people
2010.431CCCC0
Cap
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1994.88©
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.439CCCC0
Male Figurine or Finial
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.436CCCC0
Flywhisk
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.435CCCC0
Pendant
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.456CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, probably Kongo people
2010.432CCCC0
Half-Figure
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Kusu people
2010.457CCCC0
Female Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.449CCCC0
Female Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Beembe people
2010.429CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.440CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.442CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.443CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.441CCCC0
Vessel in the Form of a Woman's Head
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Niangara area, northern Mangbetu peoples, 20th century
1929.321©
Heddle Pulley
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule
1971.300©
Heddle Pulley
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule
1971.299©
Helmet Mask
Western Sudan, Ivory Coast, Senufo
1971.292©
Dance Stick
Western Sudan Mali, Dogon
1971.290©
Bowharp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1929.344©
No image available
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ife, Yoruba
21.2018©
Head
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, early 20th century
1967.152CCCC0
Costume
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1976.187©
Sifting Basket
Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chokwe peoples, late 19th-early 20th Century
1915.464©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1916.721©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.366©
Costume
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1976.188©
Hat
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, early-mid 20th century
1995.211©
Gold Weight: Drum with Jaws of Defeated Enemies
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1969.266CCCC0
Throwing Knife (pinga)
Zande people, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, and Sudan
2015.156©
Hat with a pin
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba peoples, Early 20th century
1915.466©
Harp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1918.356©
Hornbill
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
1969.136©
Pendant
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, 19th century
1976.189CCCC0
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 19th century
1915.442CCCC0
Carved Tooth
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th century
1969.137CCCC0
Bracelet and Anklet
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast/Liberia, Dan, 20th century
1982.341©
Sword (ngulu)
Ngombe, Doko, or Iboko people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
2015.157©
Sword (byongi)
Ekonda or Kundu people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
2015.159©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century
1916.1019CCCC0
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bangala, early 20th Century
1916.743CCCC0
Knife
Central Africa,Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bangala, early 20th Century
1916.742©
Throwing Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th Century
1918.661©
Double-Headed Headdress (N'gonzon Koun)
Africa, Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, 20th century
1962.353©
Animal Pendant
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Tusyan people, 20th century
1971.97©
Heddle Pulley
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
1970.354©
Vessel with Rope Stand
Asibi Waje Kwali (Nigerian)
1988.244©
Sword (ngulu)
Ngombe, Doko, or Iboko people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
2015.158©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Nafana, 20th century
1969.119©
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Helmet Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, mid-late 19th century
1935.304Wood and pigmentOverall: 43.3 x 31.2 x 28.3 cm (17 1/16 x 12 5/16 x 11 1/8 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Head of a Hobbyhorse
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, late 19th-early 20th century
1935.307Wood, metalOverall: 40.7 cm (16 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante people, 19th century
1935.310Cast gold, hammeredDiameter: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.); Overall: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Face Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, possibly Baule, 20th century
1954.602GoldOverall: 7.6 x 5 cm (3 x 1 15/16 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Beembe people
2010.428Wood, ceramic, copper alloy, iron alloyOverall: 47.5 x 14.8 x 16.3 cm (18 11/16 x 5 13/16 x 6 7/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Mother-and-Child Figure
Africa, Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo people
1961.198WoodOverall: 63.6 cm (25 1/16 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Pair of Figures
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Ngbandi people
2010.459Wood, copper, glass beads, iron, fabricPart 1: 45 x 15.5 x 9.2 cm (17 11/16 x 6 1/8 x 3 5/8 in.); Part 2: 41 x 13 x 11.5 cm (16 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 4 1/2 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Male Figure of a Pair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Ngbandi people
2010.459.1Wood, copper, glass beads, iron, fabricOverall: 45 x 15.5 x 9.2 cm (17 11/16 x 6 1/8 x 3 5/8 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Female Figure of a Pair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ngbandi people
2010.459.2Wood, copper, glass beads, iron, fabricOverall: 41 x 13 x 11.5 cm (16 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 4 1/2 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Crucifix
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, Kongo people
2010.444Brass, iron alloy, woodOverall: 44.7 x 22.2 x 3.2 cm (17 5/8 x 8 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.308Cast gold, hammeredOverall: 6.9 cm (2 11/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Pendant: Crocodile
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1952.265Cast goldOverall: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454Wood, glass beads, brass, ironOverall: 40.8 x 16.1 x 27.3 cm (16 1/16 x 6 5/16 x 10 3/4 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
No image available
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454.aWood, glass beads, brass, ironOverall: 40.8 x 16.1 x 27.3 cm (16 1/16 x 6 5/16 x 10 3/4 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
No image available
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454.bWood, glass beads, brass, ironOverall: 40.8 x 16.1 x 27.3 cm (16 1/16 x 6 5/16 x 10 3/4 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Head
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo
1938.6BrassOverall: 29.9 x 21.6 x 20.4 cm (11 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.312Cast gold, hammeredOverall: 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Figure
Guinea Coast, Sierra Leone, so-called Sapi, possibly early 15th century
1976.29SoapstoneOverall: 23.8 x 11.2 x 12.5 cm (9 3/8 x 4 7/16 x 4 15/16 in.)Gift of Lucile Munro in memory of her husband Thomas Munro, Curator of Education from 1931 to 1967CCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.311Cast gold, hammeredOverall: 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.309Cast gold, hammeredDudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Serpent Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, possibly Baga, late 19th-early 20th century
1960.37Wood and pigmentOverall: 148 cm (58 1/4 in.)The Norweb CollectionCCCC0
Bush Buffalo Mask
Africa, Western Sudan, possibly Bwa people, early-mid 20th century
1969.2Wood, fibersOverall: 69.8 cm (27 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Soul Disk Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1944.290Cast gold, hammeredOverall: 7 x 7.6 x 1.6 cm (2 3/4 x 3 x 5/8 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Clapper
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, possibly 19th century
1938.5BrassOverall: 36.2 x 9.9 cm (14 1/4 x 3 7/8 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Male Figure
probably carved by Ateu Atsa (Cameroonian)
1987.62WoodOverall: 92.1 x 20.3 cm (36 1/4 x 8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Staff of Office
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba
2004.85Wood, metalOverall: 170 x 13.3 cm (66 15/16 x 5 1/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
No image available
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, early-mid-19th century
2004.85.aWood, metalOverall: 170 cm (66 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
No image available
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, early-mid-19th century
2004.85.bWood, metalOverall: 170 cm (66 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pre-Bembe, late 19th-early 20th century
1969.10Wood, clothOverall: 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
Helmet
Africa, Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo, early-mid 20th century
1975.152WoodOverall: 34.9 cm (13 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yaka, early 20th century
1969.8Wood, cloth, fibers, pigmentOverall: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, possibly Landuma, early 20th century
1969.3Wood, fiberOverall: 76.2 cm (30 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th to early 20th century
1971.297Wood, beadsPart 1: 49.5 x 9.1 x 13 cm (19 1/2 x 3 9/16 x 5 1/8 in.); Part 2: 47.7 x 10 x 11 cm (18 3/4 x 3 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th to early 20th century
1971.297.1Wood, beadsOverall: 49.5 x 9.1 x 13 cm (19 1/2 x 3 9/16 x 5 1/8 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
1971.297.2Wood, beadsOverall: 47.7 x 10 x 11 cm (18 3/4 x 3 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Soul Disk Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1952.84Cast gold, hammeredDiameter: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Pendant: Face in Crescent
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1952.118Cast goldOverall: 7 x 7.4 cm (2 3/4 x 2 15/16 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Sauveteur 3
Pascale Marthine Tayou (Cameroonian, b. 1966)
2018.204Crystal, mixed mediaHeight: 132 cm (51 15/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Trust©
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ghana, possibly Fante, late 19th to early 20th century
1975.158Wood, hairOverall: 42.9 x 4.6 x 5.1 cm (16 7/8 x 1 13/16 x 2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye people
2010.451Wood, glass beads, brass, copper, iron, human teeth, antelope horn, hide, animal hair, minerals, plant fibersOverall: 64 x 24.5 x 24 cm (25 3/16 x 9 5/8 x 9 7/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Ram Mask (Bolo)
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Bobo people
2016.56WoodOverall: 45 x 36 x 36 cm (17 11/16 x 14 3/16 x 14 3/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund©
Plaque
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, possibly 16th-17th century
1953.425BrassOverall: 49.4 x 30.6 cm (19 7/16 x 12 1/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Female Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, early-mid 20th century
1974.203WoodOverall: 41.2 cm (16 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Leopard Caryatid Stool
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bandjoun kingdom, Bamileke, possibly 19th century
2006.138Wood, cotton, fabric and glass beadsOverall: 51 x 38 x 43 cm (20 1/16 x 14 15/16 x 16 15/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Totem 01/01-18 (Baga-Batcham-Alunga-Kota)
Hervé Youmbi (Cameroon, b. 1973)
2018.5Wood, beads, glue and silicon masticOverall: 188 x 53 x 38 cm (74 x 20 7/8 x 14 15/16 in.)Purchase from the Karl B. Goldfield Trust©
Head
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Nok region
1995.21TerracottaOverall: 38.2 x 20 cm (15 1/16 x 7 7/8 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Plaque
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin kingdom, Edo, possibly 16th to 17th century
1999.1BrassOverall: 45.7 x 38.1 cm (18 x 15 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Carved Tusk
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, 19th century
1968.284IvoryOverall: 197.4 cm (77 11/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, late 19th to early 20th century
1972.343Wood, metalOverall: 54.1 x 7.8 x 7.5 cm (21 5/16 x 3 1/16 x 2 15/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast or Liberia, Dan, possibly early 20th century
1972.331Wood, metalOverall: 22.9 cm (9 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Half-Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, late 19th-early 20th century
1974.212Wood, cloth, 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
Bust Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, Baga, early 20th century
1964.376Wood, metal, beads, fiberOverall: 52.1 x 15.6 cm (20 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.)Gift of Edgar A. Hahn©
Eshu Dance Staff
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba people
2018.34Wood, leather, cowrie shells62 cm (24 7/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Ties That Bind
Emeka Ogboh (Nigerian, b. 1977)
2019.34Multichannel electronic sound composition; 21 minutes, 56 secondsSundry Art - Miscellaneous Fund©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast or Liberia, Wè, early 20th century
1971.294Wood, metal, cloth, furOverall: 38.1 cm (15 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Face Mask
Western Sudan. Mali, Dogon, early 20th century
1975.151WoodOverall: 91.5 cm (36 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, possibly Yaure, early 20th century
1971.296Wood and pigmentOverall: 31.7 cm (12 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th-early 20th century
1975.155WoodOverall: 40.7 cm (16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Helmet Mask
Africa, Mali, Bamana, possibly early to mid 20th century
2011.196WoodOverall: 36 cm (14 3/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund©
Bird Standard
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo
1974.204Wood and brassOverall: 42 cm (16 9/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Male Figure (Ofika)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbole people
2016.33WoodPurchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Repulic of the Congo, late 19th-mid 20th Century
1974.201Wood, lizard skin, leopard tooth, seed pods, clothOverall: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ejagham, early 20th century
1990.23Wood, antelope skin, bone, basketry, cane, metalOverall: 67.3 x 43.2 x 43.2 cm (26 1/2 x 17 x 17 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund©
Reliquary Guardian Figure
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Kota, probably 19th century
2005.2Wood, metalOverall: 61 x 27.5 x 3 cm (24 x 10 13/16 x 1 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Male Figure (Ikenga)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo people
2015.72WoodOverall: 74.5 x 18 x 20 cm (29 5/16 x 7 1/16 x 7 7/8 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Vili people
2010.433Wood, fabric, shells, beads, feathers, resin, glass, twine or cordOverall: 42 x 11.8 x 23 cm (16 9/16 x 4 5/8 x 9 1/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Male Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.434Wood with fabricOverall: 17 x 5.3 x 7 cm (6 11/16 x 2 1/16 x 2 3/4 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Veranda Post
probably by Agbonbiofe (Nigerian, 1945)
1969.55Wood, metal, clothOverall: 106.6 cm (41 15/16 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Fertility Figure
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho people, 19th or 20th century
2010.208Wood, glass beads, fiberOverall: 25.4 cm (10 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Stool
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.320WoodDiameter: 39.1 cm (15 3/8 in.); Overall: 28.6 cm (11 1/4 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
Container
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, 20th century
1974.208Wood and pigmentOverall: 45.7 cm (18 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Twilight of the Idols (Fetish) 3
Kendell Geers (South African, b. 1968)
2018.4Chevron tape on lost object, nailsOverall: 140 x 43 x 39 cm (55 1/8 x 16 15/16 x 15 3/8 in.)Purchased with funds donated by Scott Mueller©
Scepter
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.447IvoryOverall: 28 x 2.5 x 4 cm (11 x 1 x 1 9/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Pendant: Face
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1942.172Cast goldOverall: 5.8 x 3.9 cm (2 5/16 x 1 9/16 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial Fund©
Mortar
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe, late 19th century
1978.28Wood, metal, fiberOverall: 22.5 x 8.4 x 13.8 cm (8 7/8 x 3 5/16 x 5 7/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Thumb Piano
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe peoples
1915.495Wood and ironOverall: 19.1 x 10.2 x 6.4 cm (7 1/2 x 4 x 2 1/2 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension FundCCCC0
Corpus (Crucified Christ)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, Kongo people
2010.445BrassOverall: 16.5 x 12.5 x 2.5 cm (6 1/2 x 4 15/16 x 1 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kongo or Vili, early 19th century
1974.186Wood, iron, and glassOverall: 55.9 cm (22 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, early-mid 20th century
1960.169WoodOverall: 111.1 cm (43 3/4 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial Fund©
Neck Ornament
South Africa, Northern Nguni people, 19th or 20th century
2010.207Glass beads, sinew, brass buttonsOverall: 68.6 cm (27 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Headrest
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu people or Swaziland, Swazi, 19th or 20th century
2010.198WoodOverall: 10.2 cm (4 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Snuff Spoon/Comb
Southern, South Africa, Zulu, late 19th century
2010.233BoneOverall: 15.2 cm (6 in.)Gift of Dori and Daniel Rootenberg, Jacaranda Tribal, New YorkCCCC0
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
Club ("Knobkerrie")
Southern Africa, Swaziland, Swazi people, 19th or 20th century
2010.203WoodOverall: 66 cm (26 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Apron
South Africa, Southern Nguni people, 19th or 20th century
2010.206Leather, glass beads, sinewOverall: 35.6 cm (14 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Snuff Container
South Africa, Xhosa people
2016.60Hide, earth, bloodGift of Frank Herreman in memory of Hendrik and Marcelle HerremanCCCC0
Necklace
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni or Zulu, 19th century
2010.231Glass beads, bone, sinewOverall: 38.1 cm (15 in.)Gift of Dori and Daniel Rootenberg in memory of Estelle RosenbergCCCC0
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni, 19th or 20th century
2010.201Wood, glass beads, nut shell, cotton threadOverall: 20.3 cm (8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe or Mozambique, Northern Nguni or Shona, 19th or 20th century
2010.200Gourd, copper and brass wireOverall: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Idoma, early 20th century
1964.444Wood, hair, and pigmentOverall: 20.4 x 17.8 x 16.2 cm (8 1/16 x 7 x 6 3/8 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial Fund©
Snuff Spoon
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, late 19th century
2010.234BoneOverall: 17.8 cm (7 in.)Gift of Dori and Daniel Rootenberg, Jacaranda Tribal, New YorkCCCC0
Pipe
Southern Africa, South Africa, Xhosa, 19th or 20th century
2010.199Wood, tin, glass beads, sinew, leatherOverall: 20.3 cm (8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Liberia, Mano people, early 20th century
1953.457Wood, ivory, cord, metal, seedsOverall: 28 x 15.2 cm (11 x 6 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho, 19th or 20th century
2010.202HornOverall: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Male Figure
Western Sudan, Mali, Inland Niger Delta, possibly 14th-17th century
1985.199TerracottaOverall: 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Helmet Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Suku people
2010.450Wood, basketry reed, metalOverall: 50 x 25 x 27.2 cm (19 11/16 x 9 13/16 x 10 11/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Mask
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, 20th century
1972.329WoodOverall: 38.2 cm (15 1/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Face Mask
carved by Sabarikwo of Ouazumon (African)
1989.48WoodOverall: 31.6 x 16.7 x 11.4 cm (12 7/16 x 6 9/16 x 4 1/2 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Malinke, 20th century
1994.14Wood, aluminum, copper, hairOverall: 62.2 x 23 x 15.3 cm (24 1/2 x 9 1/16 x 6 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund©
Antelope Headdress
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, early-mid 20th century
1965.325Wood, beads, shell, metalOverall: 44.5 x 66 cm (17 1/2 x 26 in.)Gift of Mrs. Ralph M. Coe in memory of Ralph M. Coe©
Mother-and-Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, late 19th-early 20th century
1931.426Wood, metal, beadsOverall: 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
Gold Weight :  Antelope
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.306Brass, bronzeOverall: 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Male Figure
Guinea Coast , Ivory Coast, Baule
1931.204WoodOverall: 44.8 x 9.3 x 7.7 cm (17 5/8 x 3 11/16 x 3 1/16 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Pair of Twin Figures
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332Wood and pigmentEach: 28 cm (11 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Twin Figure
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332.1Wood and pigmentOverall: 28 cm (11 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Twin Figure
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332.2Wood and pigmentOverall: 28 cm (11 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Pipe
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pyaang, 20th century
1976.181Wood, brass, and ironOverall: 39.4 cm (15 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
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
Mother and Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1969.7WoodOverall: 33 cm (13 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mother and Child Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.342Wood and pigmentOverall: 59.1 cm (23 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Hat
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, possibly early 20th century
1998.29Raffia, glass beads, cowrie shells, clothOverall: 29 x 23 x 23 cm (11 7/16 x 9 1/16 x 9 1/16 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Mother and Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yombe, late 19th-early 20th century
1997.149Carved and painted woodOverall: 64.7 cm (25 1/2 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Belt
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, possibly early 20th century
1994.87Cord, leather, glass beads, shellsOverall: 139.5 cm (54 15/16 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Pair of Lions
Guinea Coast, Benin, Fon, 20th century
1965.323WoodPart 1: 36 x 53.4 x 17.8 cm (14 3/16 x 21 x 7 in.); Part 2: 36 x 59.8 x 21.6 cm (14 3/16 x 23 9/16 x 8 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. Ralph M. Coe in memory of Ralph M. Coe©
Lion
Guinea Coast, Benin, Fon, 20th century
1965.323.1WoodOverall: 36 x 53.4 x 17.8 cm (14 3/16 x 21 x 7 in.)Gift of Mrs. Ralph M. Coe in memory of Ralph M. Coe©
Lion
Guinea Coast, Benin, Fon, 20th century
1965.323.2WoodOverall: 36 x 59.8 x 21.6 cm (14 3/16 x 23 9/16 x 8 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. Ralph M. Coe in memory of Ralph M. Coe©
Hat
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, possibly Yombe
1997.180Raffia palm fiber, leopard clawsOverall: 42 x 19.3 x 19 cm (16 9/16 x 7 5/8 x 7 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Necklace
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1995.23Cloth, glass beads, cardboard, woodOverall: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.); Bag: 21.5 x 19.6 cm (8 7/16 x 7 11/16 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund©
Plank Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bembe, possibly early 20th century
2006.116Wood, pigmentOverall: 46 cm (18 1/8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund©
Pair of Figure Staffs (Edan Ogboni)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba people
1996.403Copper alloy, ironOverall: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)Gift of Drs. James, Gladys, Jay, Jeffrey, and Jamie StrainCCCC0
Equestrian Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, possibly 18th century
2007.160Copper alloyWith base: 34.3 x 10.8 x 25.4 cm (13 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 10 in.); without base: 31.3 x 10.8 x 25.4 cm (12 5/16 x 4 1/4 x 10 in.)Alma Kroeger FundCCCC0
Head
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Akan, late 17th-early 18th century
1990.22TerracottaOverall: 19.1 x 13.6 x 15.5 cm (7 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.)Edwin R. and Harriet Pelton Perkins Memorial FundCCCC0
Crown
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1995.22Cloth, glass beads, basketry, cardboard, wood, feather quillsDiameter: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.); Overall: 105.9 cm (41 11/16 in.); Cone: 35.1 cm (13 13/16 in.); Fringe: 55.3 cm (21 3/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Hungaan, mid to late 19th century
2003.36WoodOverall: 68 cm (26 3/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Helmet Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Malinke, mid-late 1800s
2004.84WoodOverall: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Feast Ladle
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Dan People
2013.52Wood, cordOverall: 57.3 cm (22 9/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin TrustCCCC0
Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1952.85Cast goldOverall: 3.6 x 7.7 cm (1 7/16 x 3 1/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Male figure
Unidentified people, Benue River Valley, Nigeria
2016.57Copper alloyJohn L. Severance FundCCCC0
Pipe Bowl
Southern Nguni people, South Africa, possibly 19th century
2012.42Green stone (Nephrite), metalOverall: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bow Stand
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2018.27Wood, plant fiberWithout base: 57.9 x 23 x 10 cm (22 13/16 x 9 1/16 x 3 15/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, probably 19th century
2005.3IvoryOverall: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
2008.150Wood, fiberOverall: 27 x 22 x 28.5 cm (10 5/8 x 8 11/16 x 11 1/4 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund©
Pendant: Face in Diamond
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1942.171Cast goldOverall: 9.2 x 8.9 cm (3 5/8 x 3 1/2 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial Fund©
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Mossi people
2014.1WoodOverall: 34 x 14 x 14 cm (13 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Helmet Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, possibly Kom, early 20th century
1971.66Wood, pigmentOverall: 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
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria or Republic of Benin, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.327WoodOverall: 40.7 cm (16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Cock
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, 20th century
1973.221WoodOverall: 47.6 cm (18 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Doll
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Ashanti, 2nd quarter 20th century
1974.211Wood, beads, and stringOverall: 35 cm (13 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Royal Retainer
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamum, early 20th century
1969.6WoodOverall: 68.6 cm (27 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Untitled
Gérard Santoni (African, 1943-2008)
2018.307Tapestry weave; warp: commercial white cotton (?) yarn; weft: commercial cotton (?) yarn in various colors and weights and narrow strips of dyed (indigo or Kola nut) or bleached barkclothOverall: 89.5 x 125.7 cm (35 1/4 x 49 1/2 in.)Gift of Robert and Elizabeth Soppelsa, in memory of the artist Gérard Santoni©
Female Figure
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye people
2010.452Wood, brass, animal hair, antelope tuskOverall: 34.8 x 6.2 x 14.5 cm (13 11/16 x 2 7/16 x 5 11/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Janus Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Hemba people
2010.458WoodOverall: 30.8 x 7.9 x 7.3 cm (12 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 2 7/8 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Bushcow Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon Bamileke, early 20th century
1972.340WoodOverall: 55.9 cm (22 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Janus Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, 20th century
1976.182IvoryOverall: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Dance Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, 2nd quarter 20th century
1962.352WoodOverall: 47.6 cm (18 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Female Figure
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1976.172WoodOverall: 74.9 cm (29 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Helmet Mask
Western Sudan, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
1972.336WoodOverall: 122 cm (48 1/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Pair of Twin Figures
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.334Wood and pigmentEach: 27.3 cm (10 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Twin Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.334.1Wood and pigmentOverall: 27.3 cm (10 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Twin Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.334.2Wood and pigmentOverall: 27.3 cm (10 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo, 20th century
1973.222Wood and pigmentOverall: 56.5 cm (22 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Helmet
Guinea Coast, Nigeria,Yoruba people, late 19th-early 20th century
1969.5WoodOverall: 62.9 cm (24 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Liberia or Ivory Coast, Dan, 20th century
1977.191WoodOverall: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Ladle
Eastern Africa, Zambia, Lozi, 20th century
1976.184WoodOverall: 33.6 cm (13 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Staff
The Baboon Master (African)
2010.204WoodOverall: 120.7 cm (47 1/2 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Heddle Pulley
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
1973.219WoodOverall: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1973.220BrassOverall: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ibibio, 20th century
1975.160Wood and pigmentOverall: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Angola/Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chowke, 20th century
1978.27Wood, pigment, reeds, and fiberOverall: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Male Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
1972.341WoodOverall: 22.9 cm (9 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Head
Guinea Coast, Liberia or Ivory Coast, Dan or We, 20th century
1973.218Wood, beads, and cowrie shellsOverall: 38.8 cm (15 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1974.205PotteryOverall: 12.7 cm (5 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende (Eastern), 20th century
1976.179Wood and pigmentOverall: 26.1 cm (10 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo, early 20th century
1972.339WoodOverall: 38.7 cm (15 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Spoon
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, 2nd quarter 20th century
1976.186IvoryOverall: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Hornbill Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1973.217Wood and pigmentOverall: 68.6 cm (27 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Pair of Bracelets
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang, 20th century
1976.177BrassGift of Katherine C. White©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo, early 20th century
1972.338WoodOverall: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Pipe Bowl
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bali, 20th century
1975.162PotteryOverall: 28 cm (11 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Head
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Akan, 2nd half of 17th century
1975.157TerracottaOverall: 12.7 cm (5 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Comb
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe, 20th century
1976.180WoodOverall: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Box
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1976.185WoodOverall: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Gold Weight:  Geometric
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1962.244Brass, bronzeOverall: 2.4 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm (15/16 x 9/16 x 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. HornungCCCC0
Male Figure
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon
1972.337WoodOverall: 43.2 cm (17 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Pair of Figures
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Central African Republic (most likely), possibly Monzombo people
2010.460Wood, ironPart 1: 145 x 31.8 x 23.2 cm (57 1/16 x 12 1/2 x 9 1/8 in.); Part 2: 145 x 26.8 x 23.3 cm (57 1/16 x 10 9/16 x 9 3/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Figure of a Pair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Central African Republic (most likely), possibly Monzombo people
2010.460.1Wood, ironOverall: 145 x 31.8 x 23.2 cm (57 1/16 x 12 1/2 x 9 1/8 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Figure of a Pair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Central African Republic (most likely), possibly Monzombo people
2010.460.2Wood, ironOverall: 145 x 26.8 x 23.3 cm (57 1/16 x 10 9/16 x 9 3/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Mask
Adugbologe (Nigerian, c. 1940)
1969.4Wood and pigmentOverall: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Stand or Bowl
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon
1974.209Wood and pigmentOverall: 33 cm (13 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Cow Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, early 20th century
1975.161WoodOverall: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Neck Ring
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang
1976.173BrassGift of Katherine C. White©
Bracelet
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang
1976.174BrassGift of Katherine C. White©
Bracelet
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang
1976.176BrassGift of Katherine C. White©
Drum
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Iseyin, Yoruba
1975.159WoodOverall: 45 cm (17 11/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Bracelet
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang
1976.175BrassGift of Katherine C. White©
Helmet Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamum, early 20th century
1967.151WoodOverall: 57.2 cm (22 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Wixom in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph M. CoeCCCC0
Male Figure
Robert of Babanki (African)
1972.328Wood and pigmentOverall: 57.2 cm (22 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Pipe
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon Bagam
1972.330BrassOverall: 43.2 cm (17 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Adugbologe (Nigerian, c. 1940)
1974.206Wood and pigmentOverall: 35.5 cm (14 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo (most likely) or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Teke people
2010.430Wood, resin, iron, copper, fiber, fabric, cowries, beads, coins, antelope hornsOverall: 97.1 cm (38 1/4 in.); without base: 91.5 x 16 x 16.3 cm (36 x 6 5/16 x 6 7/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Mother-and-Child Caryatid Vessel
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, mid-late 19th century
1994.200WoodOverall: 31.7 x 15.7 x 15.9 cm (12 1/2 x 6 3/16 x 6 1/4 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Figure Pair
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1974.202WoodOverall: 64.2 cm (25 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Male Figure
Central Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luluwa people or Luntu people, 20th century
1974.210Wood and ironOverall: 39.3 cm (15 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Miniature Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
1935.305BronzeOverall: 7.7 x 6.1 cm (3 1/16 x 2 3/8 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial Fund©
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Dan, 20th century
1971.295WoodOverall: 48.2 cm (19 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Headdress
Bamgboye of Odo-Owa (Nigerian, c. 1895-1978)
1991.165Carved and painted woodOverall: 137.2 cm (54 in.)John L. Severance Fund and Gift of Mary Price©
Antelope Headdress
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, early 20th century
1962.307Wood, metal, beads, shells, stringOverall: 45.2 x 4.8 x 12.4 cm (17 13/16 x 1 7/8 x 4 7/8 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Helmet Mask
Guinea Coast, Sierra Leone, Mende, 20th century
1971.293WoodOverall: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Bobo, mid 20th century
1971.291Wood and pigmentOverall: 86.4 cm (34 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Pipe Bowl
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bangangte, 2nd quarter 20th century
1975.163PotteryOverall: 17.8 cm (7 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Dancewand
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba,, 20th century
1974.207Wood, beads, and pigmentOverall: 38.7 cm (15 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Sierra Leone, Sherbro, 16th century
1975.153SoapstoneOverall: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Prestige Chair
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon
1983.33WoodOverall: 80.7 x 53.3 x 44.5 cm (31 3/4 x 21 x 17 1/2 in.)Gift in memory of his parents, Wheeler B. and Dorothy Preston by Mary and John PrestonCCCC0
Gold Weight:  Geometric
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1969.265Brass, bronzeGift of Georges D. RodriguesCCCC0
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye, 20th century
1972.2Wood and pigmentOverall: 71.2 cm (28 1/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Pair of Masks
Duga of Meko, Nigeria (Yoruba people)
1975.168WoodPart 1: 77.7 cm (30 9/16 in.); Part 2: 86 cm (33 7/8 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Duga of Meko, Nigeria (Yoruba people)
1975.168.1WoodOverall: 77.7 cm (30 9/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Duga of Meko, Nigeria (Yoruba people)
1975.168.2WoodOverall: 86 cm (33 7/8 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asanti, 20th century
1962.243BrassOverall: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Hornung©
Female Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bembe, 20th century
1975.164Wood and porcelainOverall: 20.3 cm (8 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Teke, 20th century
1975.165WoodOverall: 43.2 cm (17 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Headrest
Southern Africa, Mozambique, Shona, 20th century
1996.268WoodOverall: 13.1 x 6.3 x 16.3 cm (5 3/16 x 2 1/2 x 6 7/16 in.)Gift of Harry W. Langworthy©
Hat
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamileke, 20th century
2007.181Feathers, vine, fiber, cotton, cloth, stringDiameter: 90 cm (35 7/16 in.)Sundry Purchase Fund©
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Republic of the Congo, Kongo or Vili, early 20th century
1975.166WoodOverall: 24.7 cm (9 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Suku, early 20th century
1975.167Wood, brass, and fiberOverall: 30.5 cm (12 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Shield
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th century
1988.245Wood and fiberOverall: 134.6 cm (53 in.)Gift of Mrs. Carl Lerch in memory of the Reverend Andrew F. HenseyCCCC0
Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1971.289Wood, fiber, and pigmentOverall: 94 cm (37 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Male Figure
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule or Anyi, 20th century
1975.156WoodOverall: 49.2 cm (19 3/8 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Sierra Leone, Sherbro Island, 16th century
1975.154SoapstoneOverall: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Gold Weight: Fish
Africa, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1961.399Brass, bronzeOverall: 2.8 x 6.6 x 0.4 cm (1 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 3/16 in.)Gift of William Ellery GreeneCCCC0
Oliphant (Side-Blown Trumpet)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.448IvoryOverall: 32 x 4 x 6 cm (12 5/8 x 1 9/16 x 2 3/8 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Divination Implement
Central Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.455Wood, glass beadsOverall: 11.4 x 3.4 x 4.8 cm (4 1/2 x 1 5/16 x 1 7/8 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Female Figurine or Finial
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.446Ivory, metalOverall: 11 x 4 x 4 cm (4 5/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.438Wood and various other materialsOverall: 17 x 7 x 6.5 cm (6 11/16 x 2 3/4 x 2 9/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
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 Fund©
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.437Wood and various other materialsOverall: 17 x 7 x 6.5 cm (6 11/16 x 2 3/4 x 2 9/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Teke people
2010.431Wood, fabric, brassOverall: 23.5 x 7.5 x 8 cm (9 1/4 x 2 15/16 x 3 1/8 in.); without base: 23.3 cm (9 3/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Cap
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1994.88Basketry, fabric, glass beads, cowrie shells, brassDiameter: 17.8 cm (7 in.); Overall: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.439Wood and various other materialsOverall: 34 x 9.5 x 25 cm (13 3/8 x 3 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Male Figurine or Finial
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.436WoodOverall: 9.7 x 3.8 x 3.3 cm (3 13/16 x 1 1/2 x 1 5/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Flywhisk
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.435Wood, animal hairOverall: 30 x 16 x 18 cm (11 13/16 x 6 5/16 x 7 1/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Pendant
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.456IvoryOverall: 8.6 x 2.3 x 4.5 cm (3 3/8 x 7/8 x 1 3/4 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, probably Kongo people
2010.432Wood, mirror, iron, mud, ivory or plasticOverall: 46 x 25.7 x 19.2 cm (18 1/8 x 10 1/8 x 7 9/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Half-Figure
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Kusu people
2010.457Wood, ironOverall: 20 x 6.8 x 8.5 cm (7 7/8 x 2 11/16 x 3 3/8 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Female Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.449IvoryOverall: 12 x 2.5 x 4.5 cm (4 3/4 x 1 x 1 3/4 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Female Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Beembe people
2010.429Wood, ceramic, copper alloyOverall: 17 x 5.8 x 4.2 cm (6 11/16 x 2 5/16 x 1 5/8 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.440Wood and various other materialsOverall: 29.5 x 12 x 16 cm (11 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 6 5/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.442Wood and various other materialsOverall: 12 x 4 x 4 cm (4 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.443Wood and various other materialsOverall: 11.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm (4 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 9/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.441Wood and various other materialsOverall: 23 x 9 x 11 cm (9 1/16 x 3 9/16 x 4 5/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Vessel in the Form of a Woman's Head
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Niangara area, northern Mangbetu peoples, 20th century
1929.321Clay and pigmentDiameter: 30 x 14.6 x 22.1 cm (11 13/16 x 5 3/4 x 8 11/16 in.); Overall: 31.2 cm (12 5/16 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
Heddle Pulley
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule
1971.300WoodOverall: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Heddle Pulley
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule
1971.299WoodOverall: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Helmet Mask
Western Sudan, Ivory Coast, Senufo
1971.292WoodOverall: 68.3 cm (26 7/8 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Dance Stick
Western Sudan Mali, Dogon
1971.290WoodOverall: 62.3 cm (24 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Bowharp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1929.344Wood, hide, fiber, metal, beadHandle: 36.9 cm (14 1/2 in.); Drum: 18.2 cm (7 3/16 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
No image available
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ife, Yoruba
21.2018Terracotta15.2 x 8.3 x 9.5 cm (6 x 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)©
Head
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, early 20th century
1967.152Wood and pigmentOverall: 63.6 cm (25 1/16 in.)Gift in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph M. Coe from various donorsCCCC0
Costume
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1976.187Cotton, cowrie shells, velvetOverall: 167.6 x 66 x 40.6 cm (66 x 26 x 16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Sifting Basket
Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chokwe peoples, late 19th-early 20th Century
1915.464FiberOverall: 39.4 cm (15 1/2 in.); Outside: 39.4 x 20.7 cm (15 1/2 x 8 1/8 in.)Educational Purchase Fund©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1916.721Iron, wood, and brassOverall: 36.1 cm (14 3/16 in.); Blade: 24.7 cm (9 3/4 in.)Gift of J. H. Wade©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.366Iron and leatherGift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Costume
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1976.188Cotton, cowrie shells, metal, velvet, leather (?)Overall: 152.4 x 58.4 x 40.6 cm (60 x 23 x 16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Hat
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, early-mid 20th century
1995.211Fiber, shells, seed, buttonsOverall: 39.7 x 23 x 22.5 cm (15 5/8 x 9 1/16 x 8 7/8 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Gold Weight: Drum with Jaws of Defeated Enemies
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1969.266Brass, bronzeOverall: 3.6 x 5.3 cm (1 7/16 x 2 1/16 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin N. HaasCCCC0
Throwing Knife (pinga)
Zande people, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, and Sudan
2015.156Iron, fiberOverall: 45.5 cm (17 15/16 in.)Gift of Donna L. and Robert H. Jackson©
Hat with a pin
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba peoples, Early 20th century
1915.466Coiled fibers, metal pinOverall: 10.8 x 16.8 cm (4 1/4 x 6 5/8 in.)Educational Purchase Fund©
Harp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1918.356WoodOverall: 63.6 cm (25 1/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Hornbill
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
1969.136BrassOverall: 4.8 x 8.7 cm (1 7/8 x 3 7/16 in.)Gift of the Estate of M. R. Permut in his memory©
Pendant
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, 19th century
1976.189IvoryOverall: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)Given in memory of Dr. Thomas Munro by his childrenCCCC0
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 19th century
1915.442Carved ivoryOverall: 5.7 x 3.2 cm (2 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Carved Tooth
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th century
1969.137Hippopotamus ivoryOverall: 33 cm (13 in.)Gift of Mrs. Charles E. RosemanCCCC0
Bracelet and Anklet
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast/Liberia, Dan, 20th century
1982.341Cast brassPart 1: 16 x 14.2 cm (6 5/16 x 5 9/16 in.); Part 2: 14.1 x 11.7 cm (5 9/16 x 4 5/8 in.)Gift of Willett Rankin Wilson, in memory of Audley R. and Edna Moore Wilson©
Sword (ngulu)
Ngombe, Doko, or Iboko people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
2015.157Iron, wood, copperOverall: 54.6 cm (21 1/2 in.)Gift of Donna L. and Robert H. Jackson©
Sword (byongi)
Ekonda or Kundu people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
2015.159Iron, woodOverall: 53.9 cm (21 1/4 in.)Gift of Donna L. and Robert H. Jackson©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century
1916.1019Forged iron and copperOverall: 42.6 cm (16 3/4 in.); Blade: 19.8 cm (7 13/16 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bangala, early 20th Century
1916.743Iron, wood, and brassOverall: 57.2 cm (22 1/2 in.); Blade: 41.4 cm (16 5/16 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Knife
Central Africa,Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bangala, early 20th Century
1916.742Brass and ironOverall: 57.2 cm (22 1/2 in.); Blade: 36.2 cm (14 1/4 in.)Gift of J. H. Wade©
Throwing Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th Century
1918.661Iron and leatherOverall: 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.)General Income Fund©
Double-Headed Headdress (N'gonzon Koun)
Africa, Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, 20th century
1962.353WoodOverall: 33.7 x 48.3 x 13.8 cm (13 1/4 x 19 x 5 7/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Animal Pendant
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Tusyan people, 20th century
1971.97BrassOverall: 12.1 cm (4 3/4 in.)Gift of Georges D. Rodrigues©
Heddle Pulley
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
1970.354WoodGift of The Butkin Foundation©
Vessel with Rope Stand
Asibi Waje Kwali (Nigerian)
1988.244PotteryVessel: 36.4 cm (14 5/16 in.)Gift of Phyllis Sloane in memory of David Sloane©
Sword (ngulu)
Ngombe, Doko, or Iboko people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
2015.158Iron, wood, copperOverall: 67.3 cm (26 1/2 in.)Gift of Donna L. and Robert H. Jackson©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Nafana, 20th century
1969.119Wood and pigmentOverall: 138.4 x 63.5 cm (54 1/2 x 25 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©