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Medium: Plant fiber (74)
Miniature Round Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.532CCCC0
Miniature Round Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.542CCCC0
Prestige stool (Kuo)
Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon, Bandjoun Kingdom, Bamileke makers
2006.138CCCC0
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
Buffalo Mask
Africa, West Africa, Burkina Faso, possibly Bwa-style maker
1969.2CCCC0
Miniature Oval Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.538CCCC0
Miniature Round Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.537CCCC0
Pair of Figures
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, probably Ngbandi-style carver
2010.459CCCC0
Female Figure of a Pair
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, probably Ngbandi-style carver
2010.459.2CCCC0
Bow Stand
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Luba-style carver
2018.27CCCC0
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
Heddle Pulley (Bo Nun Amuin mask)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver
1971.300CCCC0
Neckpiece with panel (umphapheni)
Africa, Southern African, South Africa, Southeast Cape Region, Northern Nguni (Zulu)-style maker
2010.207CCCC0
Miniature Round Basket
California, Pomo, late 19th-early 20th century
1917.540CCCC0
Back Skirt/Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mangbetu-style makers
1929.354CCCC0
Female Mask (Gambanda or Kambanda)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pende-style maker
2008.150CCCC0
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
Embroidered Welcoming Descent of Amida Triad
Japan, Muromachi period
1966.513CCCC0
Back Skirt/Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mangbetu-style makers
1929.353CCCC0
Mask
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Igbo-style maker
1973.222©
Lidded Pot
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, mid-20th century
1999.13CCCC0
Pot Lid
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu-style maker
1999.13.bCCCC0
Face Mask (Iru mmuo)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Igbo-style maker
2016.10CCCC0
Rattle Staff (ukhuhre)
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, member(s) of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1998.85CCCC0
Mask (Kanaga)
Africa, West Africa, Mali, Dogon-style maker
1971.289©
Man's Bwami Prestige Cap (sawamazembe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lega-style maker
1995.211CCCC0
Male Figure (Nkisi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Vili-style maker
2010.433CCCC0
Bell
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Kongo-style maker
1975.190©
Drum (ingoma)
Africa, Eastern Africa, unknown maker
1929.343CCCC0
Figure (Nkishi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Luba-style maker
1974.212CCCC0
Mask
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, Nafana-style maker
1969.119©
Mask
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Ibibio-style maker
1975.160©
Mask (mwana pwo)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe-style maker
1978.27©
Shield
Africa, East Africa, unknown maker
1929.325CCCC0
Headdress
Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon, Grassfields region, Bamileke-style maker
2007.181CCCC0
Royal Belt (yet)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba Kingdom, Kuba-style maker
1994.87CCCC0
Wig (uyembe matota, wiyembe, or pulumba)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe, early to mid 20th century
2007.1CCCC0
Male Figure
Africa, Central Africa, Republic of the Congo (most likely) or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Teke-style maker
2010.430CCCC0
Sifting Basket
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, possibly Chokwe-style maker
1915.464CCCC0
Figurine
Africa, Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo-style maker
2010.441CCCC0
Mask
Africa, West Africa, Liberia, Mano-style carver
1953.457CCCC0
Face Mask
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire or Liberia, Wè-style carver
1971.294CCCC0
Bowharp
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu-style maker
1929.344CCCC0
Male Figure (nkishi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Songye-style carver and nganga
2010.451CCCC0
Bwami Prestige Cap (Mukuba or Nkumbu)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lega-style maker
2005.56CCCC0
Bell
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Republic of the Congo, Kongo-style or Vili-style maker
1975.166CCCC0
Cap
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba-style maker
1994.88CCCC0
Figurine
Africa, Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo-style maker
2010.439CCCC0
Shield
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th century
1988.245CCCC0
Knife
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangala-style maker
1916.743CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Suku, early 20th century
1975.167CCCC0
Knife
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, unknown maker
1916.1022CCCC0
Sheath
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, unknown maker
1916.1022.bCCCC0
Vessel with Rope Stand
Asibi Waje Kwali (Nigerian)
1988.244©
Vessel stand
Asibi Waje Kwali (Nigerian)
1988.244.b©
Water Jug and Carrying Strap
Africa, unknown maker
1915.460CCCC0
Carrying Strap for a Jug
Africa, early 20th century
1915.460.bCCCC0
Throwing Knife / Prestige Scepter (pingha)
Africa, Central or Eastern Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, and Sudan, Zande-style maker
2015.156CCCC0
Crown (adéńlá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1995.22CCCC0
Mask
Adugbologe (Nigerian, c. 1940)
1969.4©
Set of Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011CCCC0
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Africa, Burkina Faso, Lobi–style maker
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 Africa, Burkina Faso, Lobi–style maker
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 Africa, Burkina Faso, Lobi–style maker
1975.1011.5CCCC0
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Africa, Burkina Faso, Lobi–style maker
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 Africa, Burkina Faso, Lobi–style maker
1975.1011.8CCCC0
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Africa, Burkina Faso, Lobi–style maker
1975.1011.9CCCC0
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Africa, Burkina Faso, Lobi–style maker
1975.1011.10CCCC0
Stopper for Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.11CCCC0
Divination Implement (itombwa)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba-style maker
1969.550CCCC0
Head
Africa, West Africa, Liberia or Côte d'Ivoire, Dan-style or We-style maker
1973.218©
Maguey Cloth
Mexico, early 20th century
1929.418CCCC0
Hat
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu-style maker
1929.356CCCC0
Fiddle (iningidi)
Eastern Africa, Rwanda-Burundi, 20th century
1929.347CCCC0
Basket
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu-style maker
1929.326CCCC0
Harp
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, unknown maker
1918.357CCCC0
Sword
Africa, 20th century
1929.331CCCC0
Back Skirt / Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu-style maker
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-style maker
1929.358CCCC0
Beaded Hat or Headpiece
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1942.1532CCCC0
Beaded Necklace
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, possibly Zulu-style maker
1927.262CCCC0
Bark-Cloth Mask
Africa, Southern Africa, Zambia, Chokwe-style or Chokwe-related maker
1967.279©
Beaded Necklace
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu
1942.1530CCCC0
Cermonial Headpiece
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Hausa-style maker or Central Africa, Gabon, Fang-style maker
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Embroidered Welcoming Descent of Amida Triad
Japan, Muromachi period
1966.513Hanging scroll; silk and plant fiber embroideryEmbroidery: 109.1 x 37.2 cm (42 15/16 x 14 5/8 in.); Mounted: 173.1 x 49.4 cm (68 1/8 x 19 7/16 in.)Gift of the American Foundation for the Maud E. and Warren H. Corning Botanical CollectionCCCC0
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
Mask
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Igbo-style maker
1973.222Wood, paint, and plant fiberOverall: 56.5 cm (22 1/4 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
Face Mask (Iru mmuo)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Igbo-style maker
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
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
Mask (Kanaga)
Africa, West Africa, Mali, Dogon-style maker
1971.289Wood, paint, leather, human hair, plant fiber, and metalOverall: 94 cm (37 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Man's Bwami Prestige Cap (sawamazembe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lega-style maker
1995.211Plant fiber, seashells, seeds, pods, buttons, and probably cottonOverall: 35.8 x 26.7 x 19.2 cm (14 1/8 x 10 1/2 x 7 9/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
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
Bell
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Kongo-style maker
1975.190Wood and plant fiberOverall: 25.4 cm (10 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Drum (ingoma)
Africa, Eastern Africa, unknown maker
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
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
Mask
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, Nafana-style maker
1969.119Wood, paint, and plant fiberOverall: 138.4 x 63.5 cm (54 1/2 x 25 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Ibibio-style maker
1975.160Wood, pigment, plant fiber, and metalOverall: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask (mwana pwo)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe-style maker
1978.27Wood, reeds, plant fiber, burlap, natural fiber (possibly cotton), and colorantOverall: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Shield
Africa, East Africa, unknown maker
1929.325Bamboo, wood, pelt, and plant fiberOverall: 34.6 cm (13 5/8 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu HouseCCCC0
Headdress
Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon, Grassfields region, Bamileke-style maker
2007.181African gray parrot feathers, wood, plant fiber, probably cotton, string, and colorantDiameter: 90 cm (35 7/16 in.)Sundry Purchase FundCCCC0
Royal Belt (yet)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba Kingdom, Kuba-style 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
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
Male Figure
Africa, Central Africa, Republic of the Congo (most likely) or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Teke-style maker
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
Sifting Basket
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, possibly Chokwe-style maker
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
Figurine
Africa, Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo-style maker
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
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
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
Bowharp
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu-style maker
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
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
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: 52.1 x 21.6 x 39.4 cm (20 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.)Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial FundCCCC0
Bell
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Republic of the Congo, Kongo-style or Vili-style maker
1975.166Wood and plant fiberOverall: 24.7 cm (9 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Cap
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba-style maker
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
Figurine
Africa, Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo-style maker
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
Knife
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangala-style maker
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
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, unknown maker
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
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©
Water Jug and Carrying Strap
Africa, unknown maker
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 / Prestige Scepter (pingha)
Africa, Central or Eastern Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, and Sudan, Zande-style maker
2015.156Iron alloy and plant fiberOverall: 45.5 cm (17 15/16 in.)Gift of Donna L. and Robert H. JacksonCCCC0
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
Mask
Adugbologe (Nigerian, c. 1940)
1969.4Wood, colorant, and plant fibersOverall: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
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
Divination Implement (itombwa)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba-style maker
1969.550Wood and plant fiberOverall: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)Gift of various donors by exchangeCCCC0
Head
Africa, West Africa, Liberia or Côte d'Ivoire, Dan-style or We-style maker
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
Hat
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu-style maker
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
Basket
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu-style maker
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
Harp
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, unknown maker
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
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-style maker
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-style maker
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
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, possibly Zulu-style maker
1927.262Glass beads, probably plant fiber, sinew, horn beads, and clawOverall: 138.4 cm (54 1/2 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Bark-Cloth Mask
Africa, Southern Africa, Zambia, Chokwe-style or Chokwe-related maker
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©
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
Cermonial Headpiece
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Hausa-style maker or Central Africa, Gabon, Fang-style maker
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