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Department: African Art (446)
Staff of Office
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba
2004.85CCCC0
No image available
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, early-mid-19th century
2004.85.aCCCC0
No image available
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, early-mid-19th century
2004.85.bCCCC0
Ifá diviner's necklace (òdìgbà Ifá)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1995.23©
Pair of Figures
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Ngbandi people
2010.459CCCC0
Male Figure of a Pair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Ngbandi people
2010.459.1CCCC0
Female Figure of a Pair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ngbandi people
2010.459.2CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Beembe people
2010.428CCCC0
Crucifix
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, Kongo people
2010.444CCCC0
Mother-and-Child Figure
Africa, Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo people
1961.198CCCC0
Ancestral Commemorative Head (uhunmwun-elao)
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1938.6CCCC0
Memorial head (nsodie)
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Akan, late 17th-early 18th century
1990.22CCCC0
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454CCCC0
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454.aCCCC0
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure (lid)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454.bCCCC0
Male Figure
probably carved by Ateu Atsa (Cameroonian)
1987.62CCCC0
Bush Buffalo Mask
Africa, Western Sudan, possibly Bwa people, early-mid 20th century
1969.2©
Soul Disk Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1944.290CCCC0
Leopard Caryatid Stool
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bandjoun kingdom, Bamileke, possibly 19th century
2006.138CCCC0
Ancestral Altar Tusk
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1968.284CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, mid-late 19th century
1935.304CCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante people, 19th century
1935.310CCCC0
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ejagham, early 20th century
1990.23©
Head of a Hobbyhorse
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, late 19th-early 20th century
1935.307CCCC0
Dance staff for Èṣù
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba people
2018.34CCCC0
Ram Mask (Bolo)
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Bobo people
2016.56©
Face Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, possibly Baule, 20th century
1954.602©
Figure (kgöngwana-tshingwana/Ngwana sehô)
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho people, 19th or 20th century
2010.208CCCC0
Neck Ornament
South Africa, Northern Nguni people, 19th or 20th century
2010.207CCCC0
Snuff Spoon/Comb
Southern, South Africa, Zulu, late 19th century
2010.233CCCC0
Club (Knobkerrie)
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni or Zulu, late 19th or early 20th century
2010.232CCCC0
Club (Knobkerrie)
Southern Africa, Kingdom of Eswatini, Swazi people, 19th or 20th century
2010.203CCCC0
Necklace (amazipho)
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni or Zulu, 19th century
2010.231CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Africa, Mali, Bamana, possibly early to mid 20th century
2011.196©
Snuff Spoon
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, late 19th century
2010.234CCCC0
Figure (baàthíl)
Burkina Faso, Ghana, or Côte d’Ivoire, Lobi–style artist
1967.152CCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.308CCCC0
Head
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Nok region
1995.21CCCC0
Male Figure (Ikenga)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo people
2015.72©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Vili people
2010.433CCCC0
Male figure (nkisi nkondi)
Democratic Republic of Congo or Cabinda (Angola), Kongo artist and nganga
2010.432CCCC0
Male Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.434CCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.312CCCC0
Snuff Container
South Africa, Xhosa people
2016.60CCCC0
Pendant: Crocodile
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1952.265CCCC0
Figure
Guinea Coast, Sierra Leone, so-called Sapi, possibly early 15th century
1976.29CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, probably 19th century
2005.3CCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.311CCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.309CCCC0
Twilight of the Idols (Fetish) 3
Kendell Geers (South African, b. 1968)
2018.4©
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Mossi people
2014.1©
Idiophone/Staff (ahianmwẹn-ọrọ)
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1938.5CCCC0
Thumb Piano
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe peoples
1915.495CCCC0
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th to early 20th century
1971.297CCCC0
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th to early 20th century
1971.297.1CCCC0
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
1971.297.2CCCC0
Corpus (Crucified Christ)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, Kongo people
2010.445CCCC0
Sauveteur 3
Pascale Marthine Tayou (Cameroonian, b. 1966)
2018.204©
Scepter
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.447CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pre-Bembe, late 19th-early 20th century
1969.10CCCC0
Helmet
Africa, Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo, early-mid 20th century
1975.152©
Ties That Bind
Emeka Ogboh (Nigerian, b. 1977)
2019.34©
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, possibly Landuma, early 20th century
1969.3©
Soul Disk Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1952.84CCCC0
Headdress (chi wara)
Mali, Bamana blacksmith
1965.325©
Pendant: Face in Crescent
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1952.118©
Helmet Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Suku people
2010.450CCCC0
Female Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, early-mid 20th century
1974.203©
Hen
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, member(s) of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1973.221©
Half-Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, late 19th-early 20th century
1974.212CCCC0
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ghana, possibly Fante, late 19th to early 20th century
1975.158CCCC0
Prestige cap (mpu)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, possibly Yombe
1997.180CCCC0
Hat (Kalyeem)
Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba artist
1998.29©
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, late 19th to early 20th century
1972.343CCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast or Liberia, Dan, possibly early 20th century
1972.331©
Male Figure (Ofika)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbole people
2016.33CCCC0
Serpent Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, possibly Baga, late 19th-early 20th century
1960.37CCCC0
Headdress (Ẹpa)
Moshood Olusomo Bámigbóyè (Nigerian, ca. 1885-1975)
1991.165©
Janus Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Hemba people
2010.458CCCC0
Belt
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, possibly early 20th century
1994.87©
Half-Figure
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Kusu people
2010.457CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye people
2010.451CCCC0
Female Figure
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye people
2010.452CCCC0
Plaque
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1999.1CCCC0
Hat (sawamazembe)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lega, early-mid 20th century
1995.211©
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye, 20th century
1972.2©
Elephant Mask
Africa, Equatorial Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon, Bamileke
1985.1082©
No image available
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ife, Yoruba
21.2018©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast or Liberia, Wè, early 20th century
1971.294©
Face Mask
Western Sudan. Mali, Dogon, early 20th century
1975.151©
Headrest
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu people or Kingdom of Eswatini, Swazi, 19th or 20th century
2010.198CCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, possibly Yaure, early 20th century
1971.296©
Apron
South Africa, Southern Nguni people, 19th or 20th century
2010.206CCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th-early 20th century
1975.155CCCC0
Bird Standard
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo
1974.204©
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe or Mozambique, Northern Nguni or Shona
2010.200CCCC0
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th-mid 20th Century
1974.201CCCC0
Reliquary Guardian Figure
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Kota, probably 19th century
2005.2CCCC0
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho, 19th or 20th century
2010.202CCCC0
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
Totem 01/01-18 (Baga-Batcham-Alunga-Kota)
Hervé Youmbi (Cameroonian, b. Central African Republic, 1973)
2018.5©
Bust Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, Baga, early 20th century
1964.376©
Plaque
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1953.425CCCC0
Untitled
Gérard Santoni (Ivorian, 1943-2008)
2018.307©
Oliphant (Side-Blown Trumpet)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.448CCCC0
Divination Implement
Central Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.455CCCC0
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
probably by Agbonbiofe (Nigerian, 1945)
1969.55CCCC0
Woman's Skirt
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbuun people
2013.5CCCC0
Bow Stand
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2018.27CCCC0
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Idoma, early 20th century
1964.444©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Liberia, Mano people, early 20th century
1953.457©
Male Figure
Western Sudan, Mali, Inland Niger Delta, possibly 14th-17th century
1985.199CCCC0
Pendant: Face
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1942.172©
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Malinke, 20th century
1994.14©
Hand Coil
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1975.188CCCC0
Face Mask (Iru mmuo)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo people
2016.10©
Memorial Figure (Ere ibeji)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba people
2016.9CCCC0
Mortar
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe, late 19th century
1978.28CCCC0
Container
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, 20th century
1974.208©
Face Mask
carved by Sabarikwo of Ouazumon (African)
1989.48©
Pair of Figure Staffs (Edan Ogboni)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba people
1996.403CCCC0
Plank Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bembe, possibly early 20th century
2006.116©
Rattle Staff (ukhuhre)
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, member(s) of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1998.85©
Palm Wine Vessel (kuh mendu)
Cameroon, probably Babessi or Bamessing, Cameroon Grassfields potter
1998.94©
Equestrian Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, possibly 18th century
2007.160CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Hungaan, mid to late 19th century
2003.36CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Malinke, mid-late 1800s
2004.84CCCC0
Feast Ladle
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Dan People
2013.52CCCC0
Male figure
Unidentified people, Benue River Valley, Nigeria
2016.57CCCC0
Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1952.85©
Pipe Bowl
Southern Nguni people, South Africa, possibly 19th century
2012.42CCCC0
Pendant: Face in Diamond
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1942.171©
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
2008.150©
Stool
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.320©
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yaka, early 20th century
1969.8©
Pair of Twin Figures
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332©
Twin Figure
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332.1©
Twin Figure
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332.2©
Pipe
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pyaang, 20th century
1976.181©
Gold Weight :  Antelope
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.306CCCC0
Male Figure
Totokro Master
1931.204CCCC0
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, early-mid 20th century
1960.169©
Mother and Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1969.7©
Mother and Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yombe, late 19th-early 20th century
1997.149CCCC0
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
Hat
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamileke, 20th century
2007.181©
Female Figure
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1976.172©
Helmet Mask
Western Sudan, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
1972.336©
Pair of Twin Figures
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.334©
Twin Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.334.1©
Twin Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.334.2©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo, 20th century
1973.222©
Dancewand
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba,, 20th century
1974.207©
Helmet
Guinea Coast, Nigeria,Yoruba people, late 19th-early 20th century
1969.5CCCC0
Ladle
Eastern Africa, Zambia, Lozi, 20th century
1976.184©
Heddle Pulley
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
1973.219©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ibibio, 20th century
1975.160©
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Angola/Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chokwe, 20th century
1978.27©
Male Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
1972.341©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1974.205CCCC0
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende (Eastern), 20th century
1976.179©
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
1994.88©
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©
Knife
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba peoples, 20th century
1916.721©
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Dan, 20th century
1971.295©
Gold Weight:  Geometric
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1969.265CCCC0
Prestige Chair
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon
1983.33CCCC0
Knife
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangala, early 20th Century
1916.743CCCC0
Female Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bembe, 20th century
1975.164©
Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1971.289©
Gold Weight: Fish
Africa, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1961.399CCCC0
Male Figure
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule or Anyi, 20th century
1975.156©
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni, 19th or 20th century
2010.201CCCC0
Pipe
Southern Africa, South Africa, Xhosa, 19th or 20th century
2010.199CCCC0
Mother-and-Child Caryatid Vessel
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, mid-late 19th century
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
1915.464©
Hat
Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba peoples, Early 20th century
1915.465©
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
Bracelet and Anklet
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast/Liberia, Dan, 20th century
1982.341©
Bracelet
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast/Liberia, Dan, 20th century
1982.341.1©
Anklet
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast/Liberia, Dan, 20th century
1982.341.2©
Carved Tooth
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th century
1969.137CCCC0
Heddle Pulley
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
1970.354©
Vessel with Rope Stand
Asibi Waje Kwali (Nigerian)
1988.244©
Vessel
Asibi Waje Kwali (Nigerian)
1988.244.a©
Vessel stand
Asibi Waje Kwali (Nigerian)
1988.244.b©
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
1954.376©
Female/Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, 20th century
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©
Bowharp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1929.344©
Bowl
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1994.89©
Pot
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu
1999.192©
Comb
Central Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of Congo, Chokwe peoples, mid-late 19th century
1915.453CCCC0
Ring: Coiled Snake on a Ball
Guinea Coast Ghana, Asante, 20th century
1951.320©
Vessel
Mbitim (Sudanese)
1996.301©
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 19th century
1996.402CCCC0
Coronet
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1998.279©
Comb
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, possibly Chokwe people, 20th century
1929.396©
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
2007.1©
Ceremonial Axe
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Songye, 20th century
1916.739©
Crown
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1995.22©
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 19th century
1915.444CCCC0
Pendant: Cross Form with Bird
Guinea Ghana, Asante, 20th century
1942.170©
Vessel
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1992.69©
Tray
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1993.235©
Jar
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Nupe, 20th century
1995.210©
Lidded Pot
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, mid-20th century
1999.13©
Pot
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, mid-20th century
1999.13.a©
Pot Lid
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, mid-20th century
1999.13.b©
Pipe
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luluwa people or Luntu, 20th century
2008.152©
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 1800s
1915.443CCCC0
Hat
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, early-mid 20th century
2005.56©
Bracelet
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba peoples, 20th century
1916.538CCCC0
Staff
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
2007.186©
Pendant: Rectangular Pendant
Guinea Coast Ghana, Asante, 20th century
1951.322©
Mother-and-Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yombe, mid to late 19th century
2003.35CCCC0
Vessel
Mbitim (Sudanese)
1996.302©
Coronet (oríkògbófo)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1998.278©
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 19th century
1915.454CCCC0
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
Mask
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, 20th century
1972.329©
Caryatid Stool
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo,Luba, early 20th century
1969.9CCCC0
Mother and Child Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.342©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria or Republic of Benin, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.327©
Doll
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Ashanti, 2nd quarter 20th century
1974.211©
Royal Retainer
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamum, early 20th century
1969.6©
Stand or Bowl
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon
1974.209©
Bushcow Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon Bamileke, early 20th century
1972.340©
Janus Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, 20th century
1976.182©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century
1916.1022.aCCCC0
Sheath
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century
1916.1022.bCCCC0
Dance Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, 2nd quarter 20th century
1962.352©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Liberia or Ivory Coast, Dan, 20th century
1977.191©
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1973.220©
Head
Guinea Coast, Liberia or Ivory Coast, Dan or We, 20th century
1973.218©
Spoon
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, 2nd quarter 20th century
1976.186©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, early 20th century
1972.339©
Hornbill Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1973.217©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo, early 20th century
1972.338©
Head
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Akan, 2nd half of 17th century
1975.157CCCC0
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)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
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 Fund©
Pair of Figures
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Ngbandi people
2010.459Wood, iron alloy, copper alloy, glass beads, plant fiber, and clothPart 1: 45 x 15.5 x 9.2 cm (17 11/16 x 6 1/8 x 3 5/8 in.); Part 2: 41 x 13 x 11.5 cm (16 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 4 1/2 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
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
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, Kongo people
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
Mother-and-Child Figure
Africa, Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo people
1961.198Wood and organic materialOverall: 63.6 cm (25 1/16 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial 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)
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Akan, late 17th-early 18th century
1990.22TerracottaOverall: 19.1 x 13.6 x 15.5 cm (7 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.)Edwin R. and Harriet Pelton Perkins Memorial FundCCCC0
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454Wood, glass beads, upholstery studs, plant fiber, and ironOverall: 40.8 x 16.1 x 27.3 cm (16 1/16 x 6 5/16 x 10 3/4 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Male Figure
probably carved by Ateu Atsa (Cameroonian)
1987.62WoodOverall: 92.1 x 20.3 cm (36 1/4 x 8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bush Buffalo Mask
Africa, Western Sudan, possibly Bwa people, early-mid 20th century
1969.2Wood, plant fibers, paint, and ironOverall: 69.8 cm (27 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Soul Disk Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1944.290GoldOverall: 7 x 7.6 x 1.6 cm (2 3/4 x 3 x 5/8 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Leopard Caryatid Stool
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bandjoun kingdom, Bamileke, possibly 19th century
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
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
Helmet Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, mid-late 19th century
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
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante people, 19th century
1935.310GoldDiameter: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.); Overall: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ejagham, early 20th century
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 Fund©
Head of a Hobbyhorse
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, late 19th-early 20th century
1935.307Wood and ironOverall: 40.7 cm (16 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Dance staff for Èṣù
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba people
2018.34Wood, leather, cowrie shells, seeds, and natural fiber62 cm (24 7/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Ram Mask (Bolo)
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Bobo people
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. Fund©
Face Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, possibly Baule, 20th century
1954.602GoldOverall: 7.6 x 5 cm (3 x 1 15/16 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Figure (kgöngwana-tshingwana/Ngwana sehô)
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho people, 19th or 20th century
2010.208Wood, glass beads, cloth, thread, and copper alloyOverall: 25.4 cm (10 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Neck Ornament
South Africa, Northern Nguni people, 19th or 20th century
2010.207Glass beads, plant fiber, copper alloy, and ironOverall: 68.6 cm (27 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Snuff Spoon/Comb
Southern, South Africa, Zulu, late 19th century
2010.233BoneOverall: 15.2 cm (6 in.)Gift of Dori and Daniel Rootenberg, Jacaranda Tribal, New YorkCCCC0
Club (Knobkerrie)
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni or Zulu, late 19th or early 20th century
2010.232WoodOverall: 66 cm (26 in.)Gift of Dori and Daniel Rootenberg, Jacaranda Tribal, New YorkCCCC0
Club (Knobkerrie)
Southern Africa, Kingdom of Eswatini, Swazi people, 19th or 20th century
2010.203WoodOverall: 66 cm (26 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Necklace (amazipho)
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni or Zulu, 19th century
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, Mali, Bamana, possibly early to mid 20th century
2011.196Wood and organic materialsOverall: 36 cm (14 3/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund©
Snuff Spoon
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, late 19th century
2010.234BoneOverall: 17.8 cm (7 in.)Gift of Dori and Daniel Rootenberg, Jacaranda Tribal, New YorkCCCC0
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
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.308GoldOverall: 6.9 cm (2 11/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Head
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Nok region
1995.21TerracottaOverall: 38.2 x 20 cm (15 1/16 x 7 7/8 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Male Figure (Ikenga)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo people
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 Fund©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Vili people
2010.433Wood, cloth, resin, organic material, feathers, natural fibers, antelope horn, seashells (including cowrie shells), glass beads, metalized glass, and plant fiberOverall: 42 x 11.8 x 23 cm (16 9/16 x 4 5/8 x 9 1/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
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
Male Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
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
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.312GoldOverall: 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Snuff Container
South Africa, Xhosa people
2016.60Hide, earth, and bloodGift of Frank Herreman in memory of Hendrik and Marcelle HerremanCCCC0
Pendant: Crocodile
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1952.265GoldOverall: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Figure
Guinea Coast, Sierra Leone, so-called Sapi, possibly early 15th century
1976.29SoapstoneOverall: 23.8 x 11.2 x 12.5 cm (9 3/8 x 4 7/16 x 4 15/16 in.)Gift of Lucile Munro in memory of her husband Thomas Munro, Curator of Education from 1931 to 1967CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, probably 19th century
2005.3Elephant ivory, tukula, and oilOverall: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.311GoldOverall: 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Jewelry
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
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©
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Mossi people
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 Fund©
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
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
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th to early 20th century
1971.297Wood, resin, glass beads, plant fiber, and metalPart 1: 49.5 x 9.1 x 13 cm (19 1/2 x 3 9/16 x 5 1/8 in.); Part 2: 47.7 x 10 x 11 cm (18 3/4 x 3 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
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
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©
Scepter
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.447IvoryOverall: 28 x 2.5 x 4 cm (11 x 1 x 1 9/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pre-Bembe, late 19th-early 20th century
1969.10Wood and cottonOverall: 48.6 x 15.6 x 17.2 cm (19 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 6 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Helmet
Africa, Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo, early-mid 20th century
1975.152Wood, upholstery studs, and colorantOverall: 34.9 cm (13 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Ties That Bind
Emeka Ogboh (Nigerian, b. 1977)
2019.34Multichannel electronic sound composition; 21 minutes, 56 secondsSundry Art - Miscellaneous Fund©
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, possibly Landuma, early 20th century
1969.3Wood and natural fibersOverall: 76.2 cm (30 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Soul Disk Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1952.84GoldDiameter: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade 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. Coe©
Pendant: Face in Crescent
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1952.118GoldOverall: 7 x 7.4 cm (2 3/4 x 2 15/16 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Helmet Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Suku people
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
Female Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, early-mid 20th century
1974.203Wood and paintOverall: 41.2 cm (16 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
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. White©
Half-Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, late 19th-early 20th century
1974.212Wood, organic materials (including resin and soil), plant fiber, and glass beadsOverall: 22.4 x 10.7 x 12.4 cm (8 13/16 x 4 3/16 x 4 7/8 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin N. HaasCCCC0
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ghana, possibly Fante, late 19th to early 20th century
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
Prestige cap (mpu)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, possibly Yombe
1997.180Raffia 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
Hat (Kalyeem)
Democratic Republic of 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 Fund©
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, late 19th to early 20th century
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
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast or Liberia, Dan, possibly early 20th century
1972.331Wood, metal, leather, and organic materialsOverall: 22.9 cm (9 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Male Figure (Ofika)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbole people
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
Headdress (Ẹpa)
Moshood Olusomo Bámigbóyè (Nigerian, ca. 1885-1975)
1991.165Wood and paintOverall: 137.2 cm (54 in.)John L. Severance Fund and Gift of Mary Price©
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
Belt
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, possibly early 20th century
1994.87Plant fiber, rawhide or leather, glass beads, seashells, cowrie shells, cloth, and colorantOverall: 139.5 cm (54 15/16 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
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
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye people
2010.451Wood, glass beads, brass (including upholstery studs), copper alloy, iron alloy, raffia, reedbuck antelope horn, rawhide, animal hair, human teeth, organic material, minerals, and plant fibersOverall: 64 x 24.5 x 24 cm (25 3/16 x 9 5/8 x 9 7/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
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
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
Hat (sawamazembe)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lega, early-mid 20th century
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 Fund©
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye, 20th century
1972.2Wood and paintOverall: 71.2 cm (28 1/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Elephant Mask
Africa, Equatorial Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon, Bamileke
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 Fund©
No image available
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ife, Yoruba
21.2018Terracotta15.2 x 8.3 x 9.5 cm (6 x 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast or Liberia, Wè, early 20th century
1971.294Wood, boar tusks, pelt, cloth, human hair, probably aluminum, reeds, iron alloy, copper alloy, plant fiber, and paintOverall: 38.1 cm (15 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Face Mask
Western Sudan. Mali, Dogon, early 20th century
1975.151Wood and paintOverall: 91.5 cm (36 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Headrest
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu people or Kingdom of Eswatini, Swazi, 19th or 20th century
2010.198WoodOverall: 10.2 cm (4 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, possibly Yaure, early 20th century
1971.296Wood, paint, and colorantOverall: 31.7 cm (12 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Apron
South Africa, Southern Nguni people, 19th or 20th century
2010.206Leather, glass beads, and sinewOverall: 35.6 cm (14 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th-early 20th century
1975.155Wood, resin, and paintOverall: 40.7 cm (16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Bird Standard
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo
1974.204Wood and upholstery studsOverall: 42 cm (16 9/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe or Mozambique, Northern Nguni or Shona
2010.200Gourd and copper alloyOverall: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th-mid 20th Century
1974.201Wood, lizard skin, leopard tooth, pods, cloth, and natural fiberOverall: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Reliquary Guardian Figure
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Kota, probably 19th century
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
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho, 19th or 20th century
2010.202Horn and woodOverall: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
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
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©
Bust Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, Baga, early 20th century
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. Hahn©
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
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©
Oliphant (Side-Blown Trumpet)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.448IvoryOverall: 32 x 4 x 6 cm (12 5/8 x 1 9/16 x 2 3/8 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Divination Implement
Central Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.455Wood, glass 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
probably by Agbonbiofe (Nigerian, 1945)
1969.55Wood, probably tar, cloth, and ironOverall: 106.6 cm (41 15/16 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Woman's Skirt
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbuun people
2013.5Raffia and dyeOverall: 73.7 x 102.9 cm (29 x 40 1/2 in.)Alma Kroeger FundCCCC0
Bow Stand
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2018.27Wood and plant fiberWithout base: 57.9 x 23 x 10 cm (22 13/16 x 9 1/16 x 3 15/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Idoma, early 20th century
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 Fund©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Liberia, Mano people, early 20th century
1953.457Wood, copper alloy, plant fiber, cloth, rawhide or leather, teeth, seeds, resin, synthetic material, iron, and glass beadsOverall: 28 x 15.2 cm (11 x 6 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
Male Figure
Western Sudan, Mali, Inland Niger Delta, possibly 14th-17th century
1985.199TerracottaOverall: 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Pendant: Face
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1942.172GoldOverall: 5.8 x 3.9 cm (2 5/16 x 1 9/16 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial Fund©
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Malinke, 20th century
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
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 Sherwin©
Memorial Figure (Ere ibeji)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba people
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
Mortar
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe, late 19th century
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
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, 20th century
1974.208Wood, paint, and iron alloyOverall: 45.7 cm (18 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Face Mask
carved by Sabarikwo of Ouazumon (African)
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 Fund©
Pair of Figure Staffs (Edan Ogboni)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba people
1996.403Copper alloy and ironOverall: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)Gift of Drs. James, Gladys, Jay, Jeffrey, and Jamie StrainCCCC0
Plank Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bembe, possibly early 20th century
2006.116Wood, colorant, and ironOverall: 46 cm (18 1/8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund©
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 White©
Palm Wine Vessel (kuh mendu)
Cameroon, probably Babessi or Bamessing, Cameroon Grassfields potter
1998.94TerracottaOverall: 45 cm (17 11/16 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Equestrian Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, possibly 18th century
2007.160Copper alloyWith base: 34.3 x 10.8 x 25.4 cm (13 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 10 in.); without base: 31.3 x 10.8 x 25.4 cm (12 5/16 x 4 1/4 x 10 in.)Alma Kroeger FundCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Hungaan, mid to late 19th century
2003.36Wood and colorantOverall: 68 cm (26 3/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Helmet Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Malinke, mid-late 1800s
2004.84Wood and probably resinOverall: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Feast Ladle
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Dan People
2013.52Wood, twine, and possibly resinOverall: 57.3 cm (22 9/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin TrustCCCC0
Male figure
Unidentified people, Benue River Valley, Nigeria
2016.57Copper alloyHeight: 44.7 cm (17 5/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1952.85GoldOverall: 3.6 x 7.7 cm (1 7/16 x 3 1/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Pipe Bowl
Southern Nguni people, South Africa, possibly 19th century
2012.42Nephrite and metalOverall: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Pendant: Face in Diamond
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1942.171GoldOverall: 9.2 x 8.9 cm (3 5/8 x 3 1/2 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial Fund©
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
2008.150Wood, plant fiber, and colorantOverall: 27 x 22 x 28.5 cm (10 5/8 x 8 11/16 x 11 1/4 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund©
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©
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yaka, early 20th century
1969.8Wood, raffia, paint, and cottonOverall: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Pair of Twin Figures
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
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
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 Fund©
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 Congo, Yombe, late 19th-early 20th century
1997.149Wood and paintOverall: 64.7 cm (25 1/2 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Mother-and-Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, late 19th-early 20th century
1931.426Wood, glass beads, upholstery studs, natural fiber, and pigmentOverall: 53.4 x 13.1 x 14.6 cm (21 x 5 3/16 x 5 3/4 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu HouseCCCC0
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
Hat
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamileke, 20th century
2007.181African gray parrot feathers, wood, plant fiber, probably cotton, string, and colorantDiameter: 90 cm (35 7/16 in.)Sundry Purchase Fund©
Female Figure
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1976.172WoodOverall: 74.9 cm (29 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Helmet Mask
Western Sudan, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
1972.336WoodOverall: 122 cm (48 1/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Pair of Twin Figures
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.334Wood, organic material, probably bluing, glass beads, and natural fiberEach: 27.3 cm (10 3/4 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©
Dancewand
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba,, 20th century
1974.207Wood, glass beads, colorant, and natural fiberOverall: 38.7 cm (15 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Helmet
Guinea Coast, Nigeria,Yoruba people, late 19th-early 20th century
1969.5Wood and paintOverall: 62.9 cm (24 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Ladle
Eastern Africa, Zambia, Lozi, 20th century
1976.184WoodOverall: 33.6 cm (13 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Heddle Pulley
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
1973.219Wood and metalOverall: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
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©
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Angola/Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chokwe, 20th century
1978.27Wood, reeds, plant fiber, burlap, natural fiber (possibly cotton), and colorantOverall: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Male Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
1972.341WoodOverall: 22.9 cm (9 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
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©
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 Fund©
Pair of Lions
Guinea Coast, Benin, Fon, 20th century
1965.323WoodPart 1: 36 x 53.4 x 17.8 cm (14 3/16 x 21 x 7 in.); Part 2: 36 x 59.8 x 21.6 cm (14 3/16 x 23 9/16 x 8 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. Ralph M. Coe in memory of Ralph M. Coe©
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
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Dan, 20th century
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
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
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
Female Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bembe, 20th century
1975.164Wood and porcelainOverall: 20.3 cm (8 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1971.289Wood, paint, leather, human hair, plant fiber, and metalOverall: 94 cm (37 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
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©
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni, 19th or 20th century
2010.201Wood, glass beads, shell, and cottonOverall: 20.3 cm (8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Pipe
Southern Africa, South Africa, Xhosa, 19th or 20th century
2010.199Wood, copper, glass beads, sinew, leather, and threadOverall: 20.3 cm (8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Mother-and-Child Caryatid Vessel
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, mid-late 19th century
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 Fund©
Hat
Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba peoples, Early 20th century
1915.465Raffia and dyeOverall: 11.4 x 16.2 x 16.2 cm (4 1/2 x 6 3/8 x 6 3/8 in.)Educational Purchase Fund©
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
Bracelet and Anklet
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast/Liberia, Dan, 20th century
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©
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
Heddle Pulley
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
1970.354WoodGift of The Butkin Foundation©
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©
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 Jelliffe©
Female/Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, 20th century
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©
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 House©
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 Fund©
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. Bergman©
Comb
Central Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of Congo, Chokwe peoples, mid-late 19th century
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
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©
Vessel
Mbitim (Sudanese)
1996.301TerracottaOverall: 22.9 cm (9 in.)Sundry Purchase Fund©
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 19th century
1996.402Copper alloy and ironOverall: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)Gift of Drs. James, Gladys, Jay, Jeffrey, and Jamie StrainCCCC0
Coronet
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
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 Strain©
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©
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 Trust©
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©
Crown
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1995.22Cloth (probably cotton and wool), glass beads, reeds, cardboard, wood, plant fiber, cotton, and quillsDiameter: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.); Overall: 105.9 cm (41 11/16 in.); Cone: 35.1 cm (13 13/16 in.); Fringe: 55.3 cm (21 3/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund©
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
Pendant: Cross Form with Bird
Guinea Ghana, Asante, 20th century
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 Milliken©
Tray
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1993.235WoodDiameter: 42 cm (16 9/16 in.); Overall: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)Gift of Drs. James and Gladys Strain©
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 Fund©
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 Fund©
Pipe
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luluwa people or Luntu, 20th century
2008.152Wood, iron, and copper alloyOverall: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.)Jo Hershey Selden Fund©
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
Hat
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, early-mid 20th century
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 Fund©
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
Staff
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
2007.186IronOverall: 117 x 14 x 10 cm (46 1/16 x 5 1/2 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Arthur Olson©
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©
Mother-and-Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yombe, mid to late 19th century
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)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
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 Strain©
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
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
Mask
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, 20th century
1972.329Wood, kaolin, and paintOverall: 38.2 cm (15 1/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Caryatid Stool
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo,Luba, early 20th century
1969.9WoodOverall: 43.8 cm (17 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Mother and Child Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.342Wood, paint, glass beads, natural fiber, and ironOverall: 59.1 cm (23 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria or Republic of Benin, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.327WoodOverall: 40.7 cm (16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Doll
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Ashanti, 2nd quarter 20th century
1974.211Wood, glass beads, and natural fiberOverall: 35 cm (13 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Royal Retainer
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamum, early 20th century
1969.6WoodOverall: 68.6 cm (27 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Stand or Bowl
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon
1974.209Wood and organic materialsOverall: 33 cm (13 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Bushcow Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon Bamileke, early 20th century
1972.340Wood and colorantOverall: 55.9 cm (22 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Janus Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, 20th century
1976.182IvoryOverall: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century
1916.1022.aIron, wood, and copper alloyOverall: 57.4 cm (22 5/8 in.); Blade: 24.2 cm (9 1/2 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Sheath
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century
1916.1022.bRawhide, metal, plant fiber, and copper alloyOverall: 57.4 cm (22 5/8 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Dance Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, 2nd quarter 20th century
1962.352WoodOverall: 47.6 cm (18 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Liberia or Ivory Coast, Dan, 20th century
1977.191Wood and colorantOverall: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1973.220Copper alloy and ironOverall: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Head
Guinea Coast, Liberia or Ivory Coast, Dan or We, 20th century
1973.218Wood, glass beads, organic material, plant fiber, and cowrie shellsOverall: 38.8 cm (15 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Spoon
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, 2nd quarter 20th century
1976.186IvoryOverall: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, early 20th century
1972.339Wood, probably bluing, and organic materialOverall: 38.7 cm (15 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Hornbill Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1973.217Wood, colorant, organic material, and seeds (Abrus precatorius)Overall: 68.6 cm (27 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo, early 20th century
1972.338WoodOverall: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Head
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Akan, 2nd half of 17th century
1975.157TerracottaOverall: 12.7 cm (5 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0