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Medium: Plant fiber (73)
Miniature Round Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.532CCCC0
Prestige stool (Kuo)
Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon, Bandjoun Kingdom, Bamileke makers
2006.138CCCC0
Pair of Figures
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Ngbandi people
2010.459CCCC0
Female Figure of a Pair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ngbandi people
2010.459.2CCCC0
Miniature Round Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.542CCCC0
Bush Buffalo Mask
Africa, Western Sudan, possibly Bwa people, early-mid 20th century
1969.2CCCC0
Miniature Rhomboidal Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.536CCCC0
Miniature Rhomboidal Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.534CCCC0
Miniature Round Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.543CCCC0
Miniature Oval Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.538CCCC0
Miniature Round Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.537CCCC0
Neck Ornament
South Africa, Northern Nguni people, 19th or 20th century
2010.207CCCC0
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454CCCC0
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454.aCCCC0
Bow Stand
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2018.27CCCC0
Miniature Round Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.540CCCC0
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
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
2008.150©
Mask (mwana pwo)
Africa, Central Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of Congo, Chokwe carver
1978.27©
Lidded Pot
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, mid-20th century
1999.13CCCC0
Pot Lid
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, mid-20th century
1999.13.bCCCC0
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo, 20th century
1973.222©
Face Mask (Iru mmuo)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo people
2016.10CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Vili people
2010.433CCCC0
Rattle Staff (ukhuhre)
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, member(s) of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1998.85CCCC0
Vessel with Rope Stand
Asibi Waje Kwali (Nigerian)
1988.244©
Vessel stand
Asibi Waje Kwali (Nigerian)
1988.244.b©
Royal Belt (yet)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba Kingdom, Kuba maker
1994.87CCCC0
Mask (Kanaga)
Africa, West Africa, Mali, Dogon peoples
1971.289©
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1975.190©
Half-Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, late 19th-early 20th century
1974.212CCCC0
Man's Bwami Prestige Cap (sawamazembe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lega maker
1995.211CCCC0
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ibibio, 20th century
1975.160©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Nafana, 20th century
1969.119©
Heddle Pulley (Bo Nun Amuin mask)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver
1971.300CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo (most likely) or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Teke people
2010.430CCCC0
Wig (uyembe matota, wiyembe, or pulumba)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe, early to mid 20th century
2007.1CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.441CCCC0
Sifting Basket
Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of Congo, Chokwe peoples, late 19th-early 20th Century
1915.464CCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Liberia, Mano people, early 20th century
1953.457CCCC0
Bowharp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1929.344CCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast or Liberia, Wè, early 20th century
1971.294CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye people
2010.451CCCC0
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Republic of the Congo, Kongo or Vili, early 20th century
1975.166CCCC0
Cap
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1994.88CCCC0
Hat
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamileke, 20th century
2007.181CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.439CCCC0
Shield
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th century
1988.245CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Suku, early 20th century
1975.167CCCC0
Knife
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangala, early 20th Century
1916.743CCCC0
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century
1916.1022CCCC0
Sheath
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century
1916.1022.bCCCC0
Water Jug and Carrying Strap
Africa, early 20th century
1915.460CCCC0
Carrying Strap for a Jug
Africa, early 20th century
1915.460.bCCCC0
Throwing Knife (pinga)
Zande people, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, and Sudan
2015.156©
Shield
East Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.325©
Set of Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011CCCC0
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.1CCCC0
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.2CCCC0
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.3CCCC0
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.4CCCC0
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.5CCCC0
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.6CCCC0
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.7CCCC0
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.8CCCC0
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.9CCCC0
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.10CCCC0
Stopper for Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.11CCCC0
Crown
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1995.22CCCC0
Divination Implement
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, Late 19th- Early 20th century
1969.550CCCC0
Mask
Adugbologe (Nigerian, c. 1940)
1969.4©
Drum (ingoma)
Eastern Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.343CCCC0
Head
Guinea Coast, Liberia or Ivory Coast, Dan or We, 20th century
1973.218©
Maguey Cloth
Mexico, early 20th century
1929.418CCCC0
Man's Bwami Prestige Cap (Mukuba or Nkumbu)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lega maker
2005.56CCCC0
Hat
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.356CCCC0
Fiddle (iningidi)
Eastern Africa, Rwanda-Burundi, 20th century
1929.347CCCC0
Harp
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, 20th century
1918.357CCCC0
Basket
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.326CCCC0
Back Skirt/ Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.354CCCC0
Sword
Africa, 20th century
1929.331CCCC0
Back Skirt/ Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.355CCCC0
Hat
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.357CCCC0
Hat
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.358CCCC0
Back Skirt/ Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.353CCCC0
Beaded Hat or Headpiece
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1942.1532CCCC0
Beaded Necklace
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu?, 20th century
1927.262CCCC0
Beaded Necklace
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu
1942.1530CCCC0
Bark-Cloth Mask
Africa, Zambia, Chokwe or Chokwe-related peoples, 20th century
1967.279©
Cermonial Headpiece
Africa, Equatorial Africa, Nigeria, Hausa or Gabon, Fang peoples, Early 20th century
1976.1057CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Miniature Round Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.532Plant materialsDiameter: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)Presented by William Albert Price in memory of Mrs. William Albert PriceCCCC0
Prestige stool (Kuo)
Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon, Bandjoun Kingdom, Bamileke makers
2006.138Wood, cotton, plant fiber, glass beads, and indigoOverall: 51 x 38 x 43 cm (20 1/16 x 14 15/16 x 16 15/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Pair of Figures
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Ngbandi people
2010.459Wood, iron alloy, copper alloy, glass beads, plant fiber, and clothPart 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
Miniature Round Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.542Plant materialsDiameter: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)Presented by William Albert Price in memory of Mrs. William Albert PriceCCCC0
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
Miniature Rhomboidal Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.536Plant materialsOverall: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)Presented by William Albert Price in memory of Mrs. William Albert PriceCCCC0
Miniature Rhomboidal Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.534Plant materialsOverall: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)Presented by William Albert Price in memory of Mrs. William Albert PriceCCCC0
Miniature Round Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.543Plant materialsDiameter: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)Presented by William Albert Price in memory of Mrs. William Albert PriceCCCC0
Miniature Oval Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.538Plant materialsOverall: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)Presented by William Albert Price in memory of Mrs. William Albert PriceCCCC0
Miniature Round Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.537Plant materialsDiameter: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)Presented by William Albert Price in memory of Mrs. William Albert PriceCCCC0
Neck Ornament
South Africa, Northern Nguni people, 19th or 20th century
2010.207Glass beads, plant fiber, copper alloy, and ironOverall: 68.6 cm (27 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454Wood, glass beads, upholstery studs, plant fiber, and 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
Bow Stand
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2018.27Wood and 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
Miniature Round Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.540Plant materialsDiameter: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)Presented by William Albert Price in memory of Mrs. William Albert PriceCCCC0
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th to early 20th century
1971.297Wood, resin, glass beads, plant fiber, and metalPart 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
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©
Mask (mwana pwo)
Africa, Central Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of Congo, Chokwe carver
1978.27Wood, reeds, plant fiber, burlap, natural fiber (possibly cotton), and colorantOverall: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Lidded Pot
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, mid-20th century
1999.13Terracotta and plant fiberDiameter: 45.7 cm (18 in.); Overall: 33 cm (13 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo, 20th century
1973.222Wood, paint, and plant fiberOverall: 56.5 cm (22 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Face Mask (Iru mmuo)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo people
2016.10Wood, pigment, plant fiber, and cottonOverall: 16.9 x 11 x 6 cm (6 5/8 x 4 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.)Gift of Kim SherwinCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Vili people
2010.433Wood, cloth, resin, organic material, feathers, natural fibers, antelope horn, seashells (including cowrie shells), glass beads, metalized glass, and plant fiberOverall: 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
Rattle Staff (ukhuhre)
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, member(s) of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1998.85Wood, paint, cowrie shells, and plant fiberOverall: 149.5 x 7.5 x 8 cm (58 7/8 x 2 15/16 x 3 1/8 in.)Gift of Phyllis Sloane in memory of Rose WhiteCCCC0
Vessel with Rope Stand
Asibi Waje Kwali (Nigerian)
1988.244Ceramic and plant fiberVessel: 36.4 cm (14 5/16 in.)Gift of Phyllis Sloane in memory of David Sloane©
Royal Belt (yet)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba Kingdom, Kuba maker
1994.87Plant fiber, rawhide or leather, glass beads, seashells, cowrie shells, cloth, and colorantOverall: 139.5 cm (54 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Mask (Kanaga)
Africa, West Africa, Mali, Dogon peoples
1971.289Wood, paint, leather, human hair, plant fiber, and metalOverall: 94 cm (37 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1975.190Wood and plant fiberOverall: 25.4 cm (10 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
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
Man's Bwami Prestige Cap (sawamazembe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lega maker
1995.211Plant fiber, seashells, seeds, pods, buttons, and probably cottonOverall: 39.7 x 23 x 22.5 cm (15 5/8 x 9 1/16 x 8 7/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ibibio, 20th century
1975.160Wood, pigment, plant fiber, and metalOverall: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Nafana, 20th century
1969.119Wood, paint, and plant fiberOverall: 138.4 x 63.5 cm (54 1/2 x 25 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Heddle Pulley (Bo Nun Amuin mask)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver
1971.300Wood, metal, and plant fiberOverall: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo (most likely) or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Teke people
2010.430Wood, resin, iron, copper, plant fiber, cloth, glass beads, coins, antelope horns, and cowrie shellsOverall: 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
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
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.441Wood, organic materials (including resin), cloth, metalized glass, possibly porcelain, and plant fiberOverall: 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
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
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Liberia, Mano people, early 20th century
1953.457Wood, copper alloy, plant fiber, cloth, rawhide or leather, teeth, seeds, resin, synthetic material, iron, and glass beadsOverall: 28 x 15.2 cm (11 x 6 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension FundCCCC0
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
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast or Liberia, Wè, early 20th century
1971.294Wood, boar tusks, pelt, cloth, human hair, probably aluminum, reeds, iron alloy, copper alloy, plant fiber, and paintOverall: 38.1 cm (15 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye people
2010.451Wood, glass beads, brass (including upholstery studs), copper alloy, iron alloy, raffia, reedbuck antelope horn, rawhide, animal hair, human teeth, organic material, minerals, and 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
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
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
Hat
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamileke, 20th century
2007.181African gray parrot feathers, wood, plant fiber, probably cotton, string, and colorantDiameter: 90 cm (35 7/16 in.)Sundry Purchase FundCCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.439Wood, metalized glass, organic materials (including resin), feathers, plant fibers, iron, and copper alloyOverall: 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
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
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
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
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century
1916.1022Iron, wood, copper alloy, metal, rawhide, and plant fiberOverall: 57.4 cm (22 5/8 in.); Blade: 24.2 cm (9 1/2 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
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
Throwing Knife (pinga)
Zande people, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, and Sudan
2015.156Iron alloy and plant fiberOverall: 45.5 cm (17 15/16 in.)Gift of Donna L. and Robert H. Jackson©
Shield
East Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.325Bamboo, wood, pelt, and plant fiberOverall: 34.6 cm (13 5/8 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
Set of Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011Plant fiber and leatherDiameter of mouth with rim: 16.6 x 15.2 cm (6 9/16 x 6 in.); Diameter of base: 6.4 x 3.2 cm (2 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.); Part 2: 16.6 x 14 cm (6 9/16 x 5 1/2 in.); Part 3: 13.8 x 12.7 cm (5 7/16 x 5 in.); Part 4: 13.1 x 11.5 cm (5 3/16 x 4 1/2 in.); Part 5: 12.1 x 10.5 cm (4 3/4 x 4 1/8 in.); at mouth: 6.4 x 5.8 cm (2 1/2 x 2 5/16 in.); Across top: 6.8 x 7 cm (2 11/16 x 2 3/4 in.); Body: 5.4 x 4.9 cm (2 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.); Width at top: 10 x 9.3 cm (3 15/16 x 3 11/16 in.); width of mouth: 9.5 x 8.3 cm (3 3/4 x 3 1/4 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension FundCCCC0
Crown
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1995.22Cloth (probably cotton and wool), glass beads, reeds, cardboard, wood, plant fiber, cotton, and 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 FundCCCC0
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
Mask
Adugbologe (Nigerian, c. 1940)
1969.4Wood, colorant, and plant fibersOverall: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Drum (ingoma)
Eastern Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.343Wood, rawhide, and plant fiberDiameter: 31.2 cm (12 5/16 in.); Overall: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu HouseCCCC0
Head
Guinea Coast, Liberia or Ivory Coast, Dan or We, 20th century
1973.218Wood, glass beads, organic material, plant fiber, and cowrie shellsOverall: 38.8 cm (15 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Maguey Cloth
Mexico, early 20th century
1929.418Cactus fiber (Maguey plant)Average: 62.2 x 114.3 cm (24 1/2 x 45 in.)Gift of Mrs. Edward S. JordanCCCC0
Man's Bwami Prestige Cap (Mukuba or Nkumbu)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lega maker
2005.56Plant fibers, elephant rawhide and hair, cowrie shells, glass beads, and cordOverall: 55.9 cm (22 in.)Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial FundCCCC0
Hat
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.356Plant fibers and dyeOverall: 9.6 cm (3 3/4 in.); Diameter of top: 17.1 cm (6 3/4 in.)Gift of the African Art SponsersCCCC0
Fiddle (iningidi)
Eastern Africa, Rwanda-Burundi, 20th century
1929.347Wood, snakeskin, and plant fiberDiameter: 10.2 cm (4 in.); Overall: 44.2 cm (17 3/8 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu HouseCCCC0
Harp
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, 20th century
1918.357Wood, snakeskin, plant fiber, cane, string, and colorantOverall: 63.6 cm (25 1/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Basket
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.326Plant fibers and dyeOverall: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.); Diameter of top: 31.6 cm (12 7/16 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu HouseCCCC0
Back Skirt/ Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.354Plant fibers and dyeOverall: 26 x 33.7 x 10.2 cm (10 1/4 x 13 1/4 x 4 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu HouseCCCC0
Sword
Africa, 20th century
1929.331Iron, leather, wood, metal, and plant fiberOverall: 99.3 cm (39 1/8 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu HouseCCCC0
Back Skirt/ Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.355Plant fibers and dyeOverall: 24.1 x 30.5 x 7.6 cm (9 1/2 x 12 x 3 in.)Gift of the African Art SponsersCCCC0
Hat
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.357Plant fibers and dyeOverall: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.); Diameter of top: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)Gift of the African Art SponsersCCCC0
Hat
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.358Plant fibers and dyeOverall: 9.4 cm (3 11/16 in.); Diameter of top: 15.8 cm (6 1/4 in.)Gift of the African Art SponsersCCCC0
Back Skirt/ Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.353Plant fibers and dyeOverall: 19.7 x 27.4 x 5.7 cm (7 3/4 x 10 13/16 x 2 1/4 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu HouseCCCC0
Beaded Hat or Headpiece
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1942.1532Glass beads, cloth, plant fiber, and cowrie shellsOverall: 24.2 cm (9 1/2 in.)Gift of W. A. PriceCCCC0
Beaded Necklace
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu?, 20th century
1927.262Glass beads, probably plant fiber, sinew, horn beads, and clawOverall: 138.4 cm (54 1/2 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Beaded Necklace
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu
1942.1530Plant fibers, glass beads, possibly sinew, and copper alloy buttonOverall: 57.8 cm (22 3/4 in.)Gift of W. A. PriceCCCC0
Bark-Cloth Mask
Africa, Zambia, Chokwe or Chokwe-related peoples, 20th century
1967.279Bark cloth, wood, colorant, plant fibersOverall: 48.3 x 24.3 cm (19 x 9 9/16 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
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