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Department: African Art (444)
Department: African Art (444)
Staff of Office
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba
2004.85CCCC0
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Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, early-mid-19th century
2004.85.aCCCC0
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Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, early-mid-19th century
2004.85.bCCCC0
Ifá diviner's necklace (òdìgbà Ifá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1995.23CCCC0
Figure (baàthíl)
Burkina Faso, Ghana, or Côte d’Ivoire, Lobi–style artist
1967.152CCCC0
Pair of Figures
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, probably Ngbandi-style carver
2010.459CCCC0
Male Figure of a Pair
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, probably Ngbandi-style carver
2010.459.1CCCC0
Female Figure of a Pair
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, probably Ngbandi-style carver
2010.459.2CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Beembe people
2010.428CCCC0
Crucifix
Africa, Central Africa, Kongo Kingdom, Kongo-style maker
2010.444CCCC0
Commemorative figure (lefem)
probably carved by Ateu Atsa (Bangwa, c. 1840–1910)
1987.62CCCC0
Ancestral Commemorative Head (uhunmwun-elao)
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1938.6CCCC0
Memorial head (nsodie)
Africa, West Africa, Ghana, Akan-style artist
1990.22CCCC0
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Luba-style carver
2010.454CCCC0
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Luba-style carver
2010.454.aCCCC0
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure (lid)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Luba-style carver
2010.454.bCCCC0
Disk Pendant (akrafokɔnmu)
Africa, West Africa, Ghana, Asante goldsmith
1944.290CCCC0
Buffalo Mask
Africa, West Africa, Burkina Faso, possibly Bwa-style maker
1969.2CCCC0
Prestige stool (Kuo)
Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon, Bandjoun Kingdom, Bamileke makers
2006.138CCCC0
Disk Pendant (akrafokɔnmu)
Africa, West Africa, Ghana, Asante goldsmith
1935.310CCCC0
Ancestral Altar Tusk
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1968.284CCCC0
Female Figure (akua'ba)
Africa, West Africa, Ghana, Fante-style maker
1975.158CCCC0
Mask (Bwoom)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba-style carver
1935.304CCCC0
Headdress
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Ejagham-style maker
1990.23CCCC0
Dance staff for Èṣù (Ògò Èlẹ́gba)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
2018.34CCCC0
Figure (kgöngwana-tshingwana/Ngwana sehô)
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho-style maker
2010.208CCCC0
Entertainment Mask (Bolo): Ram
Africa, West Africa, Burkina Faso, Bobo-style blacksmith-carver
2016.56CCCC0
Pendant: Face
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, possibly Baule-style goldsmith
1954.602CCCC0
Neckpiece with panel (umphapheni)
Africa, Southern African, South Africa, Southeast Cape Region, Northern Nguni (Zulu)-style maker
2010.207CCCC0
Club (Knobkerrie)
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Ngun-style or Zulu-style maker
2010.232CCCC0
Snuff Spoon/Comb (intshengula or izintshengula)
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu-style maker
2010.233CCCC0
Under apron (iinkciya)
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Xhosa (South Nguni) maker
2010.206CCCC0
Club (Knobkerrie)
Southern Africa, Kingdom of Eswatini, Swazi-style maker
2010.203CCCC0
Mask (Kple Kple or Kouassi Gbe)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver
1975.155CCCC0
Necklace (amazipho)
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Southeast Cape Region, Northern Nguni (Zulu)-style maker
2010.231CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Africa, West Africa, Mali, Bamana-style blacksmith-carver
2011.196CCCC0
Snuff Spoon (intshengula or izintshengula)
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu-style maker
2010.234CCCC0
Knife-sheath tip (sika boha)
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.308CCCC0
Head
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Nok-culture style region, unknown maker
1995.21CCCC0
Set 3, from the series Les Septs Stations...
Rachid Koraïchi (Algerian, b. 1947)
2020.220©
Tablet from Set 3, from the series Les Septs Stations...
Rachid Koraïchi (Algerian, b. 1947)
2020.220.a©
Tablet from Set 3, from the series Les Septs Stations...
Rachid Koraïchi (Algerian, b. 1947)
2020.220.b©
Shrine Figure (Ikenga)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Igbo carver
2015.72CCCC0
Snuff Container
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Xhosa-style maker
2016.60CCCC0
Male Figure (nkisi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Vili-style maker
2010.433CCCC0
Male Figure (nkisi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe-style maker
2010.434CCCC0
Male figure (nkisi nkondi)
Democratic Republic of Congo or Cabinda (Angola), Kongo artist and nganga
2010.432CCCC0
Nursing Woman with Child
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, reportedly Korhogo area, Senufo-style carver
1961.198CCCC0
Knife-sheath tip (sika boha)
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.312CCCC0
Male Figure
Africa, West Africa, Mali, probably Djenné-Djenno, Inland Niger Delta culture-style maker
1985.199CCCC0
Pendant: Crocodile
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, probably Baule-style goldsmith
1952.265CCCC0
Figure
Africa, West Africa, Sierra Leone, Sapi-style carver
1976.29CCCC0
Shoulder crook (yo domolo)
Africa, West Africa, Mali, Dogon-style blacksmith-carver
1971.290©
Knife Handle Cover
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.311CCCC0
Idiophone/Staff (ahianmwẹn-ọrọ)
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1938.5CCCC0
Twilight of the Idols (Fetish) 3
Kendell Geers (South African, b. 1968)
2018.4©
Thumb Piano
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe peoples
1915.495CCCC0
Knife-sheath tip (sika boha)
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.309CCCC0
Sandals (mitalawanda / mitawanda) or Clogs (kiatu cha mti)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, unidentified carver
1929.566CCCC0
Base for a sandal (mtalawanda / mtawanda) or Clog (kiatu cha mti)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, unidentified carver
1929.566.1.aCCCC0
Peg (msuruaki) for a Sandal (mtalawanda / mtawanda) or Clog (kiatu cha mti)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, unidentified carver
1929.566.1.bCCCC0
Sandal (mtalawanda / mtawanda) or Clog (kiatu cha mti)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, unidentified carver
1929.566.2CCCC0
Sandal (mtalawanda / mtawanda) or Clog (kiatu cha mti)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, unidentified carver
1929.566.2.aCCCC0
Fragment of a Head
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Ifẹ̀, Yorùbá-style maker
21.2018©
Mask (wan-balinga)
Africa, West Africa, Burkina Faso, Mossi-style blacksmith-carver
2014.1CCCC0
Sauveteur 3
Pascale Marthine Tayou (Cameroonian, b. 1966)
2018.204©
Headdress (Ẹpa)
Moshood Olusomo Bámigbóyè (Nigerian, c. 1885-1975)
1991.165©
Figure Pair (asye usu)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver
1971.297CCCC0
Male Figure from a Pair (asye usu)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver
1971.297.1CCCC0
Female Figure from a Pair (asye usu)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver
1971.297.2CCCC0
Male figure
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Benue River Valley, Unidentified maker
2016.57CCCC0
Corpus (Crucified Christ)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, Kongo people
2010.445CCCC0
Scepter
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of Congo, probably Kongo (Yombe sub-group) carver
2010.447CCCC0
Headdress (chi wara)
Mali, Bamana blacksmith
1965.325CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo-style carver
1975.152CCCC0
Ties That Bind
Emeka Ogboh (Nigerian, b. 1977)
2019.34©
Royal Belt (yet)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba Kingdom, Kuba maker
1994.87CCCC0
Headdress
Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon, Grassfields region, Bamileke maker
2007.181CCCC0
Hen
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, member(s) of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1973.221CCCC0
Helmet Mask (tönköngba or tabakän)
Africa, West Africa, Guinea, possibly Landuma-style carver
1969.3©
Male Figure (nkishi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Songye-style carver and nganga
2010.451CCCC0
Prestige Cap (mpu ngola)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, or Cabinda (Angola), Kongo-style maker, possibly Yombe subgroup
1997.180CCCC0
Disk Pendant (akrafokɔnmu)
Africa, West Africa, Ghana, Asante goldsmith
1952.84CCCC0
Pendant: Face in Crescent
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, probably Baule-style goldsmith
1952.118CCCC0
Heddle Pulley (bird)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver
1973.219©
Mask (hemba)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Suku carver
2010.450CCCC0
Head of a Hobbyhorse (korèdugaso)
Africa, West Africa, Mali, Bamana blacksmith
1935.307CCCC0
Portrait Mask (mblo)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver
1974.203CCCC0
Face Mask
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire or Liberia, Wè-style carver
1971.294CCCC0
Prestige robe (riga)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, probably Hausa-style or Nupe-style weavers and embroiders
2013.6CCCC0
Hat (Kalyeem)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba artist
1998.29CCCC0
Female Figure
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, possibly Bondoukou region, unknown maker
1972.343CCCC0
Face Mask
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire or Liberia, Dan-style maker
1972.331CCCC0
Male Figure (Ofika)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mbole-style carver
2016.33CCCC0
Serpent Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, possibly Baga, late 19th-early 20th century
1960.37CCCC0
Janus Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Hemba people
2010.458CCCC0
Half-Figure
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Kusu people
2010.457CCCC0
Totem 01/01–18 (Baga-Batcham-Alunga-Kota)
Hervé Youmbi (Cameroonian, b. Central African Republic, 1973)
2018.5©
Pipe
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Xhosa-style maker
2010.199CCCC0
Figure (nkishi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Luba-style maker
1974.212CCCC0
Female Figure
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye people
2010.452CCCC0
Untitled
Gérard Santoni (Ivorian, 1943–2008)
2018.307©
Plaque
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1999.1CCCC0
Bracelet and Anklet
Africa, West Africa, Liberia, Dan-style maker
1982.341©
Bracelet
Africa, West Africa, Liberia, Dan-style maker
1982.341.1©
Anklet
Africa, West Africa, Liberia, Dan-style maker
1982.341.2©
Man's Bwami Prestige Cap (sawamazembe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lega maker
1995.211CCCC0
Woman's Skirt
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mbuun-style weavers and embroiderers
2013.5CCCC0
Mask (Kifwebe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Songye peoples
1972.2©
Heddle Pulley (probably Noo mask)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Senufo-style carver
1970.354©
Mask (mbap mteng): Elephant (aka)
Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon, Grassfields region, Bamileke-style maker
1985.1082CCCC0
Mask (Kanaga)
Africa, West Africa, Mali, Dogon peoples
1971.289©
Mask (Omono or Tana Wurum Bogoro)
Africa, West Africa, Mali, Dogon-style blacksmith-carver
1975.151CCCC0
Headrest
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu-style carver
2010.198CCCC0
Face Mask
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, possibly Yaure-style carver
1971.296CCCC0
Snuff Container
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni-style maker
2010.201CCCC0
Snuff Container
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe or Mozambique, Northern Nguni-style or Shona-style maker
2010.200CCCC0
Figure (kiteki)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yaka-style carver
1974.201CCCC0
Sculptural Element from a Reliquary Ensemble (mbulu ngulu)
Africa, Central Africa, Gabon, Kota-style maker
2005.2CCCC0
Snuff Container
Africa, Southern Africa, Lesotho, South Sotho maker
2010.202CCCC0
Heddle Pulley (Bo Nun Amuin mask)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver
1971.300CCCC0
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
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo (most likely) or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Teke people
2010.430CCCC0
Headdress (Zigiren-Wɔndɛ)
Africa, West Africa, Guinea, Baga-style carver
1964.376CCCC0
Plaque
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1953.425CCCC0
Oliphant (Side-Blown Trumpet)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe-style maker
2010.448CCCC0
Set 7 from the series Les Septs Stations Célestes
Rachid Koraïchi (Algerian, b. 1947)
2020.221©
Tablet from Set 7 from the series Les Septs Stations Célestes
Rachid Koraïchi (Algerian, b. 1947)
2020.221.a©
Tablet from Set 7 from the series Les Septs Stations Célestes
Rachid Koraïchi (Algerian, b. 1947)
2020.221.b©
Divination Implement
Central Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.455CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.438CCCC0
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
2010.437CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Teke people
2010.431CCCC0
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
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.440CCCC0
Female Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Beembe people
2010.429CCCC0
Female Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.449CCCC0
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
Veranda Post (Òpó)
probably by Agbonbiofe Adeshina (Yorùbá, c. 1880-1945)
1969.55CCCC0
Back Skirt/Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mangbetu-style makers
1929.354CCCC0
Back Skirt/Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mangbetu-style makers
1929.353CCCC0
Headdress
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Idoma-style carver
1964.444CCCC0
Bow Stand
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Luba-style carver
2018.27CCCC0
Mask
Africa, West Africa, Liberia, Mano-style carver
1953.457CCCC0
Figure (iginga)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lega maker
2005.3CCCC0
Pendant: Face
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, probably Baule-style goldsmith
1942.172©
Comb (cisakulo)
Africa, Central Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of Congo, Chokwe carver
1915.453CCCC0
Ceremonial Ladle (Wunkirmian or Wakemia)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, Dan carver
2013.52CCCC0
Mask (n'tomo)
Africa, West Africa, Mali, Bamana-style or Malinke-style blacksmith-carver
1994.14©
Hand Coil
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1975.188CCCC0
Mask (ndeemba)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yaka carver
1969.8CCCC0
Male Figure
Totokro Master
1931.204CCCC0
Bwami Prestige Cap (Mukuba or Nkumbu)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lega-style maker
2005.56CCCC0
Face Mask (Iru mmuo)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo people
2016.10CCCC0
Ceremonial Axe (gano)
Southern Africa, Zimbabwe, 20th century
1929.364CCCC0
Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
2016.9CCCC0
Snuff Mortar (Tesa Ya Ma Kanya)
Africa, Central Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of Congo, Chokwe carver
1978.28CCCC0
Container
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Ọ̀yọ́, Yorùbá
1974.208©
Face Mask
attributed to Sabariko Koné (Senufo, d. ca. 1950)
1989.48CCCC0
Pair of Ritual Staffs (ẹdan Ògbóni)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1996.403CCCC0
Mask (emangungu)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bembe-style maker
2006.116CCCC0
Rattle Staff (ukhuhre)
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, member(s) of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1998.85CCCC0
Altar figure (onílé)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
2007.160CCCC0
Palm Wine Vessel (kuh mendu)
Cameroon, probably Babessi or Bamessing, Cameroon Grassfields potter
1998.94CCCC0
Male Figure
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Hungaan-style maker
2003.36CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Africa, West Africa, Mali, Malinke-style blacksmith-carver
2004.84CCCC0
Pendant
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, probably Baule-style goldsmith
1952.85CCCC0
Pipe Bowl
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Southern Nguni-style maker
2012.42CCCC0
Pendant: Face in Diamond
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, probably Baule-style goldsmith
1942.171CCCC0
Female Mask (Gambanda or Kambanda)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pende-style maker
2008.150CCCC0
Mother and Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yombe, late 19th-early 20th century
1997.149CCCC0
Stool
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.320©
Shrine Figure (misi or mishi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, pre-Bembe style or Boyo-style maker
1969.10CCCC0
Mask (mwana pwo)
Africa, Central Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of Congo, Chokwe carver
1978.27©
Pair of Twin Figures (Ère Ìbejì)
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332©
Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332.1©
Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332.2©
Pipe
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pyaang, 20th century
1976.181©
Gold Weight :  Antelope
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.306CCCC0
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, early-mid 20th century
1960.169CCCC0
Prestige Chair
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon
1983.33CCCC0
Mother and Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1969.7©
Mother-and-Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, late 19th-early 20th century
1931.426CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, possibly Kom, early 20th century
1971.66CCCC0
Staff
The Baboon Master (African)
2010.204CCCC0
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©
Helmet Mask
Western Sudan, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
1972.336CCCC0
Female Figure
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1976.172©
Pair of Twin Figures (Ère Ìbejì)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1972.334©
Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1972.334.1©
Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1972.334.2©
Dance Wand for Ṣàngó (osé Ṣàngó)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1974.207©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo, 20th century
1973.222©
Ladle
Eastern Africa, Zambia, Lozi, 20th century
1976.184©
Helmet
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá peoples
1969.5CCCC0
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ibibio, 20th century
1975.160©
Pair of Ritual Staffs (ẹdan Ògbóni)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1973.220©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1974.205CCCC0
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende (Eastern), 20th century
1976.179©
Male Mask
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver
1972.341©
Pair of Bracelets
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang, 20th century
1976.177©
Bracelet
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang, 20th century
1976.177.1©
Bracelet
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang, 20th century
1976.177.2©
Comb
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe, 20th century
1976.180©
Gold Weight:  Geometric
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1962.244CCCC0
Box
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1976.185©
Cap
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1994.88CCCC0
Ring: Coiled Snake on a Ball
Guinea Coast Ghana, Asante, 20th century
1951.320©
Knife
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba peoples, 20th century
1916.721©
Female Figure
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, Dan-style maker
1971.295©
Gold Weight:  Geometric
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1969.265CCCC0
Bird Standard
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo-style carver
1974.204CCCC0
Figure (bimbi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bembe carver
1975.164©
Knife
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangala, early 20th Century
1916.743CCCC0
Gold Weight: Fish
Africa, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1961.399CCCC0
Male Figure
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule or Anyi, 20th century
1975.156©
Ifá divination vessel (àgéré Ifá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, possibly Èkìtì State, Yorùbá carver
1994.200CCCC0
Untitled B
Magdalene Odundo (British, 1950-)
1998.4©
Sifting Basket
Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of Congo, Chokwe peoples, late 19th-early 20th Century
1915.464CCCC0
Hat (laket) with Pin
Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba peoples, Early 20th century
1915.465CCCC0
Hat (laket)
Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba peoples, Early 20th century
1915.465.aCCCC0
Pin (ndwong angwoong) for a Hat
Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba peoples, Early 20th century
1915.465.bCCCC0
Gold Weight: Drum with Jaws of Defeated Enemies
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1969.266CCCC0
Pendant
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, 19th century
1976.189CCCC0
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 19th century
1915.442CCCC0
Carved Tooth
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th century
1969.137CCCC0
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 1800s
1915.443CCCC0
Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Nafana, 20th century
1969.119©
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1975.190©
Whistle (kasengosengo)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
1954.376CCCC0
Figure (iginga)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lega maker
1977.192©
Cup
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1975.191©
Vessel in the Form of a Woman's Head
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Niangara area, northern Mangbetu peoples, 20th century
1929.321©
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 19th century
1915.444CCCC0
Bowharp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1929.344CCCC0
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 19th century
1915.454CCCC0
Bowl
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1994.89CCCC0
Crown (adéńlá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1995.22CCCC0
Pot
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu
1999.192CCCC0
Vessel
Mbitim (Sudanese)
1996.301©
Coronet (oríkògbófo)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1998.279CCCC0
Pair of Ritual Staffs (ẹdan Ògbóni)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1996.402CCCC0
Ring: Cannon Flanked by Two Birds
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 20th century
1951.321©
Wig (uyembe matota, wiyembe, or pulumba)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe, early to mid 20th century
2007.1CCCC0
Comb
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, possibly Chokwe people, 20th century
1929.396©
Ceremonial Axe
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Songye, 20th century
1916.739©
Pendant: Cross Form with Bird
Africa, West Africa, Ghana, Asante goldsmith
1942.170©
Vessel
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1992.69CCCC0
Divination Tray (ọpọ́n Ifá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1993.235CCCC0
Jar
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Nupe, 20th century
1995.210CCCC0
Lidded Pot
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, mid-20th century
1999.13CCCC0
Pot
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, mid-20th century
1999.13.aCCCC0
Pot Lid
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, mid-20th century
1999.13.bCCCC0
Pipe bowl
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Luluwa or Luntu maker
2008.152CCCC0
Pin (ndwong angwoong) for Hat
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, early 20th century
1915.468.bCCCC0
Staff
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá peoples
2007.186©
Bracelet
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba peoples, 20th century
1916.538CCCC0
Pendant: Rectangular Pendant
Guinea Coast Ghana, Asante, 20th century
1951.322©
Woman and Child
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yombe carver
2003.35CCCC0
Vessel
Mbitim (Sudanese)
1996.302©
Coronet (oríkògbófo)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1998.278CCCC0
Headrest
Southern Africa, Zimbabwe/Mozambique, Shona
1921.1548©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kongo or Vili, early 19th century
1974.186CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Staff of Office
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba
2004.85Wood and ironOverall: 170 x 13.3 cm (66 15/16 x 5 1/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Ifá diviner's necklace (òdìgbà Ifá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1995.23Cloth, glass beads, cardboard, cotton, probably wool, and 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 FundCCCC0
Figure (baàthíl)
Burkina Faso, Ghana, or Côte d’Ivoire, Lobi–style artist
1967.152Wood and organic materialsOverall: 63.6 cm (25 1/16 in.)Gift in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph M. Coe from various donorsCCCC0
Pair of Figures
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, probably Ngbandi-style carver
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
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Beembe people
2010.428Wood, ceramic or Formica, copper alloy, and 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
Crucifix
Africa, Central Africa, Kongo Kingdom, Kongo-style maker
2010.444Copper alloy, wood, upholstery studs, and iron alloyOverall: 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
Commemorative figure (lefem)
probably carved by Ateu Atsa (Bangwa, c. 1840–1910)
1987.62WoodOverall: 92.1 x 20.3 cm (36 1/4 x 8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Ancestral Commemorative Head (uhunmwun-elao)
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1938.6Copper alloy and ironOverall: 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
Memorial head (nsodie)
Africa, West Africa, Ghana, Akan-style artist
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
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Luba-style carver
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
Disk Pendant (akrafokɔnmu)
Africa, West Africa, Ghana, Asante goldsmith
1944.290GoldOverall: 7 x 7.6 x 1.6 cm (2 3/4 x 3 x 5/8 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Buffalo Mask
Africa, West Africa, Burkina Faso, possibly Bwa-style maker
1969.2Wood, plant fibers, paint, and ironOverall: 69.8 cm (27 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
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
Disk Pendant (akrafokɔnmu)
Africa, West Africa, Ghana, Asante goldsmith
1935.310GoldDiameter: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.); Overall: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Ancestral Altar Tusk
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1968.284Elephant ivoryOverall: 197.4 cm (77 11/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Female Figure (akua'ba)
Africa, West Africa, Ghana, Fante-style maker
1975.158Wood, hair, resin, and boneOverall: 42.9 x 4.6 x 5.1 cm (16 7/8 x 1 13/16 x 2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Mask (Bwoom)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba-style carver
1935.304Wood and paintOverall: 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
Headdress
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Ejagham-style maker
1990.23Wood, rawhide, cane, paint, bone or ivory, natural fiber, and metalOverall: 67.3 x 43.2 x 43.2 cm (26 1/2 x 17 x 17 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Dance staff for Èṣù (Ògò Èlẹ́gba)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
2018.34Wood, leather, cowrie shells, seeds, and natural fiber62 cm (24 7/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Figure (kgöngwana-tshingwana/Ngwana sehô)
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho-style maker
2010.208Wood, glass beads, cloth, thread, and copper alloyOverall: 25.4 cm (10 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Entertainment Mask (Bolo): Ram
Africa, West Africa, Burkina Faso, Bobo-style blacksmith-carver
2016.56Wood and paintOverall: 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. FundCCCC0
Pendant: Face
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, possibly Baule-style goldsmith
1954.602GoldOverall: 7.6 x 5 cm (3 x 1 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Neckpiece with panel (umphapheni)
Africa, Southern African, South Africa, Southeast Cape Region, Northern Nguni (Zulu)-style maker
2010.207Glass beads, plant fiber, copper alloy, and ironOverall: 68.6 cm (27 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Club (Knobkerrie)
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Ngun-style or Zulu-style maker
2010.232WoodOverall: 66 cm (26 in.)Gift of Dori and Daniel Rootenberg, Jacaranda Tribal, New YorkCCCC0
Snuff Spoon/Comb (intshengula or izintshengula)
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu-style maker
2010.233BoneOverall: 15.2 cm (6 in.)Gift of Dori and Daniel Rootenberg, Jacaranda Tribal, New YorkCCCC0
Under apron (iinkciya)
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Xhosa (South Nguni) maker
2010.206Leather, glass beads, and sinewOverall: 35.6 cm (14 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Club (Knobkerrie)
Southern Africa, Kingdom of Eswatini, Swazi-style maker
2010.203WoodOverall: 66 cm (26 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Mask (Kple Kple or Kouassi Gbe)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver
1975.155Wood, resin, and paintOverall: 40.7 cm (16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Necklace (amazipho)
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Southeast Cape Region, Northern Nguni (Zulu)-style maker
2010.231Glass beads, bone, and sinewOverall: 38.1 cm (15 in.)Gift of Dori and Daniel Rootenberg in memory of Estelle RosenbergCCCC0
Helmet Mask
Africa, West Africa, Mali, Bamana-style blacksmith-carver
2011.196Wood and organic materialsOverall: 36 cm (14 3/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Snuff Spoon (intshengula or izintshengula)
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu-style maker
2010.234BoneOverall: 17.8 cm (7 in.)Gift of Dori and Daniel Rootenberg, Jacaranda Tribal, New YorkCCCC0
Knife-sheath tip (sika boha)
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.308GoldOverall: 6.9 cm (2 11/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Head
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Nok-culture style region, unknown maker
1995.21TerracottaOverall: 38.2 x 20 cm (15 1/16 x 7 7/8 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Set 3, from the series Les Septs Stations...
Rachid Koraïchi (Algerian, b. 1947)
2020.220AlabasterOverall: 49 x 49 x 2.9 cm (19 5/16 x 19 5/16 x 1 1/8 in.)Dudley P. Allen Fund©
Shrine Figure (Ikenga)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Igbo carver
2015.72Wood, organic materials, and raffiaOverall: 74.5 x 18 x 20 cm (29 5/16 x 7 1/16 x 7 7/8 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Snuff Container
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Xhosa-style maker
2016.60Hide, earth, and bloodGift of Frank Herreman in memory of Hendrik and Marcelle HerremanCCCC0
Male Figure (nkisi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Vili-style maker
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
Male Figure (nkisi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe-style maker
2010.434Wood, organic material (including resin), metalized glass, and clothOverall: 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
Male figure (nkisi nkondi)
Democratic Republic of Congo or Cabinda (Angola), Kongo artist and nganga
2010.432Wood, metalized glass, iron, organic material, ivory or plastic, and natural fiberOverall: 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
Nursing Woman with Child
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, reportedly Korhogo area, Senufo-style carver
1961.198Wood and organic materialOverall: 63.6 cm (25 1/16 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Knife-sheath tip (sika boha)
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.312GoldOverall: 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Male Figure
Africa, West Africa, Mali, probably Djenné-Djenno, Inland Niger Delta culture-style maker
1985.199TerracottaOverall: 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Pendant: Crocodile
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, probably Baule-style goldsmith
1952.265GoldOverall: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Figure
Africa, West Africa, Sierra Leone, Sapi-style carver
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
Shoulder crook (yo domolo)
Africa, West Africa, Mali, Dogon-style blacksmith-carver
1971.290WoodOverall: 62.3 cm (24 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Knife Handle Cover
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.311GoldOverall: 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Idiophone/Staff (ahianmwẹn-ọrọ)
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1938.5Copper alloyOverall: 36.2 x 9.9 cm (14 1/4 x 3 7/8 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Twilight of the Idols (Fetish) 3
Kendell Geers (South African, b. 1968)
2018.4Wood, plastic tape (polyethylene, polypropylene, nylon, or vinyl), and ironOverall: 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©
Thumb Piano
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe peoples
1915.495Wood, iron, and wireOverall: 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
Knife-sheath tip (sika boha)
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.309GoldOverall: 6.4 x 2.1 cm (2 1/2 x 13/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Sandals (mitalawanda / mitawanda) or Clogs (kiatu cha mti)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, unidentified carver
1929.566Wood and glass beadsOverall: 6 x 10.2 cm (2 3/8 x 4 in.); Part 2: 4.5 x 12.4 cm (1 3/4 x 4 7/8 in.); Part 3: 6 x 9.5 cm (2 3/8 x 3 3/4 in.); Part 4: 3.2 x 12.1 cm (1 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Fragment of a Head
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Ifẹ̀, Yorùbá-style maker
21.2018Terracotta15.2 x 8.3 x 9.5 cm (6 x 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)Private Collection©
Mask (wan-balinga)
Africa, West Africa, Burkina Faso, Mossi-style blacksmith-carver
2014.1Wood and paintOverall: 34 x 14 x 14 cm (13 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Sauveteur 3
Pascale Marthine Tayou (Cameroonian, b. 1966)
2018.204Crystal, raffia, cloth, rubber, plastic bags, chicken feathers, wood (probably eucalyptus), paint, tempera, nail polish, string, foam, plastic, adhesive, and other mixed mediaHeight: 132 cm (51 15/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Trust©
Headdress (Ẹpa)
Moshood Olusomo Bámigbóyè (Nigerian, c. 1885-1975)
1991.165Wood and paintOverall: 137.2 cm (54 in.)John L. Severance Fund and Gift of Mary Price©
Figure Pair (asye usu)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver
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
Male figure
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Benue River Valley, Unidentified maker
2016.57Copper alloyHeight: 44.7 cm (17 5/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Corpus (Crucified Christ)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, Kongo people
2010.445Copper alloyOverall: 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
Scepter
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of Congo, probably Kongo (Yombe sub-group) carver
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
Headdress (chi wara)
Mali, Bamana blacksmith
1965.325Wood, cowrie shells, glass beads, possibly aluminum, iron alloy, upholstery studs, and natural fibersOverall: 44.5 x 66 cm (17 1/2 x 26 in.)Gift of Mrs. Ralph M. Coe in memory of Ralph M. CoeCCCC0
Helmet Mask
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo-style carver
1975.152Wood, upholstery studs, and colorantOverall: 34.9 cm (13 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Ties That Bind
Emeka Ogboh (Nigerian, b. 1977)
2019.34Multichannel electronic sound composition; 21 minutes, 56 secondsSundry Art - Miscellaneous Fund©
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
Headdress
Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon, Grassfields region, Bamileke maker
2007.181African gray parrot feathers, wood, plant fiber, probably cotton, string, and colorantDiameter: 90 cm (35 7/16 in.)Sundry Purchase FundCCCC0
Hen
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, member(s) of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1973.221WoodOverall: 47.6 cm (18 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Helmet Mask (tönköngba or tabakän)
Africa, West Africa, Guinea, possibly Landuma-style carver
1969.3Wood and natural fibersOverall: 76.2 cm (30 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Male Figure (nkishi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Songye-style carver and nganga
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
Prestige Cap (mpu ngola)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, or Cabinda (Angola), Kongo-style maker, possibly Yombe subgroup
1997.180Raffia palm fiber (Raphia ruffia or R. vinifera) and 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
Disk Pendant (akrafokɔnmu)
Africa, West Africa, Ghana, Asante goldsmith
1952.84GoldDiameter: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Pendant: Face in Crescent
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, probably Baule-style goldsmith
1952.118GoldOverall: 7 x 7.4 cm (2 3/4 x 2 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Heddle Pulley (bird)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver
1973.219Wood and metalOverall: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask (hemba)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Suku carver
2010.450Wood, reed, paint, and 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
Head of a Hobbyhorse (korèdugaso)
Africa, West Africa, Mali, Bamana blacksmith
1935.307Wood and ironOverall: 40.7 cm (16 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Portrait Mask (mblo)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver
1974.203Wood and paintOverall: 41.2 cm (16 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Face Mask
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire or Liberia, Wè-style carver
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
Prestige robe (riga)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, probably Hausa-style or Nupe-style weavers and embroiders
2013.6Cotton, silk, and indigoOverall: 120 x 226 cm (47 1/4 x 89 in.)Alma Kroeger FundCCCC0
Hat (Kalyeem)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba artist
1998.29Raffia, glass beads, cowrie shells, cloth (including wool), thread, and copper alloyOverall: 29 x 23 x 23 cm (11 7/16 x 9 1/16 x 9 1/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Female Figure
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, possibly Bondoukou region, unknown maker
1972.343Wood, paint, glass beads, and natural fiberOverall: 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
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire or Liberia, Dan-style maker
1972.331Wood, metal, leather, and organic materialsOverall: 22.9 cm (9 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Male Figure (Ofika)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mbole-style carver
2016.33Wood, colorant, and upholstery studs42.2 cm (16 5/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Serpent Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, possibly Baga, late 19th-early 20th century
1960.37Wood (Nauclea pobeguinii) and paintOverall: 148 cm (58 1/4 in.)The Norweb CollectionCCCC0
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
Half-Figure
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Kusu people
2010.457Wood and 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
Totem 01/01–18 (Baga-Batcham-Alunga-Kota)
Hervé Youmbi (Cameroonian, b. Central African Republic, 1973)
2018.5Wood, glass beads, thread, glue, and silicone adhesiveOverall: 188 x 53 x 38 cm (74 x 20 7/8 x 14 15/16 in.)Purchase from the Karl B. Goldfield Trust©
Pipe
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Xhosa-style maker
2010.199Wood, copper, glass beads, sinew, leather, and threadOverall: 20.3 cm (8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Figure (nkishi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Luba-style maker
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
Female Figure
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye people
2010.452Wood, upholstery studs, antelope horns, and animal hairOverall: 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
Untitled
Gérard Santoni (Ivorian, 1943–2008)
2018.307Cotton, bark cloth, and dye (indigo or kola nut)Overall: 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©
Plaque
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1999.1Copper alloyOverall: 45.7 x 38.1 cm (18 x 15 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Bracelet and Anklet
Africa, West Africa, Liberia, Dan-style maker
1982.341Copper alloyPart 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©
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
Woman's Skirt
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mbuun-style weavers and embroiderers
2013.5Raffia palm fiber (Raphia ruffia or R. vinifera) and dyeOverall: 73.7 x 102.9 cm (29 x 40 1/2 in.)Alma Kroeger FundCCCC0
Mask (Kifwebe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Songye peoples
1972.2Wood and paintOverall: 71.2 cm (28 1/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Heddle Pulley (probably Noo mask)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Senufo-style carver
1970.354WoodGift of The Butkin Foundation©
Mask (mbap mteng): Elephant (aka)
Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon, Grassfields region, Bamileke-style maker
1985.1082Cotton, burlap, glass beads, twine, leather, and woodOverall: 139.7 x 50.8 x 19.1 cm (55 x 20 x 7 1/2 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension 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©
Mask (Omono or Tana Wurum Bogoro)
Africa, West Africa, Mali, Dogon-style blacksmith-carver
1975.151Wood and paintOverall: 91.5 cm (36 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Headrest
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu-style carver
2010.198WoodOverall: 10.2 cm (4 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Face Mask
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, possibly Yaure-style carver
1971.296Wood, paint, and colorantOverall: 31.7 cm (12 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Snuff Container
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni-style maker
2010.201Wood, glass beads, shell, and cottonOverall: 20.3 cm (8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Snuff Container
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe or Mozambique, Northern Nguni-style or Shona-style maker
2010.200Gourd and copper alloyOverall: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Figure (kiteki)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yaka-style carver
1974.201Wood, lizard skin, leopard tooth, pods, cloth, and natural fiberOverall: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Sculptural Element from a Reliquary Ensemble (mbulu ngulu)
Africa, Central Africa, Gabon, Kota-style maker
2005.2Wood, copper alloy, and ironOverall: 61 x 27.5 x 3 cm (24 x 10 13/16 x 1 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Snuff Container
Africa, Southern Africa, Lesotho, South Sotho maker
2010.202Horn and woodOverall: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
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
Pair of Figures
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Central African Republic (most likely), possibly Monzombo people
2010.460Wood and 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
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
Headdress (Zigiren-Wɔndɛ)
Africa, West Africa, Guinea, Baga-style carver
1964.376Wood, glass beads, upholstery studs, and natural fiberOverall: 52.1 x 15.6 cm (20 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.)Gift of Edgar A. HahnCCCC0
Plaque
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1953.425Copper alloyOverall: 49.4 x 30.6 cm (19 7/16 x 12 1/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Oliphant (Side-Blown Trumpet)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe-style maker
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
Set 7 from the series Les Septs Stations Célestes
Rachid Koraïchi (Algerian, b. 1947)
2020.221AlabasterOverall: 49 x 49 x 2.9 cm (19 5/16 x 19 5/16 x 1 1/8 in.)Dudley P. Allen Fund©
Divination Implement
Central Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.455Wood, glass beads, and natural fiberOverall: 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
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.438Wood, organic materials (including resin), probably kaolin, and metalized glassOverall: 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
Female Figurine or Finial
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.446Ivory and ironOverall: 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
2010.437Wood, organic materials (including resin), and metalized glassOverall: 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, cloth, organic material, and copper alloyOverall: 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
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
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 and 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
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.440Wood, feathers, organic material (including resin), iron, and possibly porcelainOverall: 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
Female Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Beembe people
2010.429Wood, possibly ceramic, and 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
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
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.442Wood, organic materials (including resin), iron, reed, tooth, seashell or glass beads, and possibly plasticOverall: 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, organic materials (including resin), cloth, glass, 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, 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
Veranda Post (Òpó)
probably by Agbonbiofe Adeshina (Yorùbá, c. 1880-1945)
1969.55Wood, probably tar, cloth, and ironOverall: 106.6 cm (41 15/16 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Back Skirt/Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mangbetu-style makers
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
Back Skirt/Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mangbetu-style makers
1929.353Plant fibers and dyeOverall: 19.7 x 27.3 x 6.3 cm (7 3/4 x 10 3/4 x 2 1/2 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu HouseCCCC0
Headdress
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Idoma-style carver
1964.444Wood, human hair, paint, and possibly kaolinOverall: 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 FundCCCC0
Bow Stand
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Luba-style carver
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
Mask
Africa, West Africa, Liberia, Mano-style carver
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
Figure (iginga)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lega maker
2005.3Elephant ivory, tukula, and oilOverall: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Pendant: Face
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, probably Baule-style goldsmith
1942.172GoldOverall: 5.8 x 3.9 cm (2 5/16 x 1 9/16 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial Fund©
Comb (cisakulo)
Africa, Central Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of Congo, Chokwe carver
1915.453Wood, glass beads, and natural fibersOverall: 13.3 x 8 x 1.4 cm (5 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 9/16 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension FundCCCC0
Ceremonial Ladle (Wunkirmian or Wakemia)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, Dan carver
2013.52Wood, twine, and possibly resinOverall: 57.3 cm (22 9/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin TrustCCCC0
Mask (n'tomo)
Africa, West Africa, Mali, Bamana-style or Malinke-style blacksmith-carver
1994.14Wood, aluminum, copper alloy, animal hair, and steelOverall: 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©
Hand Coil
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1975.188Copper alloyDiameter: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Mask (ndeemba)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yaka carver
1969.8Wood, raffia, paint, and cottonOverall: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Male Figure
Totokro Master
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 HouseCCCC0
Bwami Prestige Cap (Mukuba or Nkumbu)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lega-style 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
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
Ceremonial Axe (gano)
Southern Africa, Zimbabwe, 20th century
1929.364Iron, wood, and metalOverall: 15.8 cm (6 1/4 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu HouseCCCC0
Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
2016.9Wood, copper alloy, iron alloy, lead, glass beads, cowrie shells, twine, and pigmentOverall: 25.6 x 18.8 x 5.8 cm (10 1/16 x 7 3/8 x 2 5/16 in.)Gift of Kim SherwinCCCC0
Snuff Mortar (Tesa Ya Ma Kanya)
Africa, Central Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of Congo, Chokwe carver
1978.28Wood, upholstery studs, cloth, and metalOverall: 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
Container
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Ọ̀yọ́, Yorùbá
1974.208Wood, paint, and iron alloyOverall: 45.7 cm (18 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Face Mask
attributed to Sabariko Koné (Senufo, d. ca. 1950)
1989.48Wood, upholstery studs, resin, and paintOverall: 31.6 x 16.7 x 11.4 cm (12 7/16 x 6 9/16 x 4 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Pair of Ritual Staffs (ẹdan Ògbóni)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1996.403Copper alloy and ironOverall: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)Gift of Drs. James, Gladys, Jay, Jeffrey, and Jamie StrainCCCC0
Mask (emangungu)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bembe-style maker
2006.116Wood, kaolin, colorant, and ironOverall: 46 cm (18 1/8 in.)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
Altar figure (onílé)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
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
Palm Wine Vessel (kuh mendu)
Cameroon, probably Babessi or Bamessing, Cameroon Grassfields potter
1998.94TerracottaOverall: 45 cm (17 11/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Male Figure
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Hungaan-style maker
2003.36Wood and colorantOverall: 68 cm (26 3/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Helmet Mask
Africa, West Africa, Mali, Malinke-style blacksmith-carver
2004.84Wood and probably resinOverall: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Pendant
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, probably Baule-style goldsmith
1952.85GoldOverall: 3.6 x 7.7 cm (1 7/16 x 3 1/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Pipe Bowl
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Southern Nguni-style maker
2012.42Nephrite and metalOverall: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Pendant: Face in Diamond
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, probably Baule-style goldsmith
1942.171GoldOverall: 9.2 x 8.9 cm (3 5/8 x 3 1/2 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Female Mask (Gambanda or Kambanda)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pende-style maker
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. FundCCCC0
Mother and Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yombe, late 19th-early 20th century
1997.149Wood and paintOverall: 64.7 cm (25 1/2 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Stool
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of 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©
Shrine Figure (misi or mishi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, pre-Bembe style or Boyo-style maker
1969.10Wood and cottonOverall: 48.6 x 15.6 x 17.2 cm (19 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 6 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
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©
Pair of Twin Figures (Ère Ìbejì)
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332Wood, organic material, probably bluing, glass beads, and natural fiberEach: 28 cm (11 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Pipe
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pyaang, 20th century
1976.181Wood, copper alloy, iron alloy, and organic materialsOverall: 39.4 cm (15 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Gold Weight :  Antelope
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.306Copper alloyOverall: 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, early-mid 20th century
1960.169Wood and organic materialsOverall: 111.1 cm (43 3/4 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Prestige Chair
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon
1983.33Wood and paintOverall: 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
Mother and Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1969.7Wood and colorantOverall: 33 cm (13 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mother-and-Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, late 19th-early 20th century
1931.426Wood, glass beads, upholstery studs, natural fiber, and pigmentOverall: 53.4 x 13.1 x 14.6 cm (21 x 5 3/16 x 5 3/4 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu HouseCCCC0
Helmet Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, possibly Kom, early 20th century
1971.66Wood, paint, organic material, and iron alloyOverall: 33 x 63.5 x 41.9 cm (13 x 25 x 16 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Wixom in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph M. CoeCCCC0
Staff
The Baboon Master (African)
2010.204WoodOverall: 120.7 cm (47 1/2 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
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©
Helmet Mask
Western Sudan, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
1972.336WoodOverall: 122 cm (48 1/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Female Figure
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1976.172WoodOverall: 74.9 cm (29 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Pair of Twin Figures (Ère Ìbejì)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1972.334Wood, organic material, probably bluing, glass beads, and natural fiberEach: 27.3 cm (10 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Dance Wand for Ṣàngó (osé Ṣàngó)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1974.207Wood, glass beads, colorant, and natural fiberOverall: 38.7 cm (15 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
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©
Ladle
Eastern Africa, Zambia, Lozi, 20th century
1976.184WoodOverall: 33.6 cm (13 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Helmet
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá peoples
1969.5Wood and paintOverall: 62.9 cm (24 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
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©
Pair of Ritual Staffs (ẹdan Ògbóni)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1973.220Copper alloy and ironOverall: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1974.205TerracottaOverall: 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 colorantOverall: 26.1 cm (10 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Male Mask
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver
1972.341WoodOverall: 22.9 cm (9 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Pair of Bracelets
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang, 20th century
1976.177Copper alloyGift of Katherine C. White©
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©
Gold Weight:  Geometric
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1962.244Copper alloyOverall: 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
Box
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1976.185Wood and tukulaOverall: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
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
Ring: Coiled Snake on a Ball
Guinea Coast Ghana, Asante, 20th century
1951.320GoldOverall: 4.5 x 3 x 2.3 cm (1 3/4 x 1 3/16 x 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Knife
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba peoples, 20th century
1916.721Iron, wood, and copper alloyOverall: 36.1 cm (14 3/16 in.); Blade: 24.7 cm (9 3/4 in.)Gift of J. H. Wade©
Female Figure
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, Dan-style maker
1971.295WoodOverall: 48.2 cm (19 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Gold Weight:  Geometric
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1969.265Copper alloyGift of Georges D. RodriguesCCCC0
Bird Standard
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo-style carver
1974.204Wood and upholstery studsOverall: 42 cm (16 9/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Figure (bimbi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bembe carver
1975.164Wood and porcelainOverall: 20.3 cm (8 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
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
Gold Weight: Fish
Africa, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1961.399Copper alloyOverall: 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
Male Figure
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule or Anyi, 20th century
1975.156Wood and colorantOverall: 49.2 cm (19 3/8 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Ifá divination vessel (àgéré Ifá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, possibly Èkìtì State, Yorùbá carver
1994.200Wood and colorantOverall: 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
Untitled B
Magdalene Odundo (British, 1950-)
1998.4TerracottaOverall: 45.3 x 27.4 x 28.1 cm (17 13/16 x 10 13/16 x 11 1/16 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
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
Hat (laket) with Pin
Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba peoples, Early 20th century
1915.465Raffia, dye, and metalOverall: 11.4 x 16.2 x 16.2 cm (4 1/2 x 6 3/8 x 6 3/8 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Gold Weight: Drum with Jaws of Defeated Enemies
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1969.266BrassOverall: 3.6 x 5.3 cm (1 7/16 x 2 1/16 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin N. HaasCCCC0
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 Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 19th century
1915.442Probably hippopotamus 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 ivory and organic materialOverall: 33 cm (13 in.)Gift of Mrs. Charles E. RosemanCCCC0
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 1800s
1915.443Probably hippopotamus ivoryOverall: 7.3 x 3.2 cm (2 7/8 x 1 1/4 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
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©
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©
Whistle (kasengosengo)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
1954.376WoodOverall: 9.6 x 4.8 cm (3 3/4 x 1 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. Louise M. Dunn in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Russell JelliffeCCCC0
Figure (iginga)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lega maker
1977.192IvoryOverall: 17.8 cm (7 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Cup
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1975.191WoodOverall: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Vessel in the Form of a Woman's Head
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Niangara area, northern Mangbetu peoples, 20th century
1929.321TerracottaDiameter: 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©
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 19th century
1915.444Probably hippopotamus ivoryOverall: 8.6 x 3.2 cm (3 3/8 x 1 1/4 in.)Educational Purchase 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
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 19th century
1915.454WoodOverall: 8.9 x 3.8 cm (3 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Bowl
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1994.89EarthenwareDiameter: 26.4 cm (10 3/8 in.); Overall: 8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Crown (adéńlá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
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
Pot
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu
1999.192TerracottaOverall: 26.7 x 25.4 cm (10 1/2 x 10 in.)Gift of Bernie and Sue Pucker in memory of Robert P. BergmanCCCC0
Vessel
Mbitim (Sudanese)
1996.301TerracottaOverall: 22.9 cm (9 in.)Sundry Purchase Fund©
Coronet (oríkògbófo)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1998.279Cloth, glass beads, and threadOverall: 12.7 x 19.5 x 19.7 cm (5 x 7 11/16 x 7 3/4 in.)Gift of Drs. James, Gladys, Jay, Jeffrey, and Jamie StrainCCCC0
Pair of Ritual Staffs (ẹdan Ògbóni)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1996.402Copper alloy and ironOverall: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)Gift of Drs. James, Gladys, Jay, Jeffrey, and Jamie StrainCCCC0
Ring: Cannon Flanked by Two Birds
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 20th century
1951.321GoldOverall: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
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
Comb
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, possibly Chokwe people, 20th century
1929.396Wood, bamboo, and copper alloyThe Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
Ceremonial Axe
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Songye, 20th century
1916.739Iron, wood, and copperOverall: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.); Handle: 43.2 cm (17 in.)Gift of J. H. Wade©
Pendant: Cross Form with Bird
Africa, West Africa, Ghana, Asante goldsmith
1942.170GoldOverall: 5.8 x 3.3 cm (2 5/16 x 1 5/16 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial Fund©
Vessel
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1992.69TerracottaDiameter: 17.1 cm (6 3/4 in.); Overall: 35 x 15.6 cm (13 3/4 x 6 1/8 in.)The Mary Spedding Milliken Memorial Collection, Gift of William Mathewson MillikenCCCC0
Divination Tray (ọpọ́n Ifá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1993.235WoodDiameter: 42 cm (16 9/16 in.); Overall: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)Gift of Drs. James and Gladys StrainCCCC0
Jar
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Nupe, 20th century
1995.210TerracottaDiameter: 35.7 cm (14 1/16 in.); Overall: 36.9 cm (14 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
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
Pipe bowl
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Luluwa or Luntu maker
2008.152Wood, iron, and copper alloyOverall: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.)Jo Hershey Selden FundCCCC0
Pin (ndwong angwoong) for Hat
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, early 20th century
1915.468.bMetalOverall: 17.8 cm (7 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Staff
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá peoples
2007.186IronOverall: 117 x 14 x 10 cm (46 1/16 x 5 1/2 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Arthur Olson©
Bracelet
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba peoples, 20th century
1916.538Ivory and wireDiameter: 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.); Overall: 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Pendant: Rectangular Pendant
Guinea Coast Ghana, Asante, 20th century
1951.322GoldOverall: 4.4 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm (1 3/4 x 9/16 x 9/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Woman and Child
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yombe carver
2003.35WoodOverall: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Vessel
Mbitim (Sudanese)
1996.302TerracottaOverall: 25.4 cm (10 in.)Sundry Purchase Fund©
Coronet (oríkògbófo)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1998.278Cloth, glass beads, and threadOverall: 19 x 19 x 18 cm (7 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/16 in.)Gift of Drs. James, Gladys, Jay, Jeffrey, and Jamie StrainCCCC0
Headrest
Southern Africa, Zimbabwe/Mozambique, Shona
1921.1548WoodOverall: 13.4 x 17.8 cm (5 1/4 x 7 in.)Gift of W. A. Price©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kongo or Vili, early 19th century
1974.186Wood, iron, and metalized glassOverall: 55.9 cm (22 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0