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Culture: Africa, 20th century (161)
Bush Buffalo Mask
Africa, Western Sudan, possibly Bwa people, early-mid 20th century
1969.2©
Fountain of Blood
Malangatana Ngwenya (Mozambican, 1936-2011)
2012.67©
Male Figure
probably carved by Ateu Atsa (Cameroonian)
1987.62©
Club (Knobkerrie)
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni or Zulu, late 19th or early 20th century
2010.232CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Africa, Mali, Bamana, possibly early to mid 20th century
2011.196©
Neck Ornament
South Africa, Northern Nguni people, 19th or 20th century
2010.207CCCC0
Figure (kgöngwana-tshingwana/Ngwana sehô)
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho people, 19th or 20th century
2010.208CCCC0
Helmet
Africa, Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo, early-mid 20th century
1975.152©
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe or Mozambique, Northern Nguni or Shona, 19th or 20th century
2010.200CCCC0
Headrest
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu people or Kingdom of Eswatini, Swazi, 19th or 20th century
2010.198CCCC0
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye, 20th century
1972.2©
Club (Knobkerrie)
Southern Africa, Kingdom of Eswatini, Swazi people, 19th or 20th century
2010.203CCCC0
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho, 19th or 20th century
2010.202CCCC0
Apron
South Africa, Southern Nguni people, 19th or 20th century
2010.206CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pre-Bembe, late 19th-early 20th century
1969.10CCCC0
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni, 19th or 20th century
2010.201CCCC0
Ladle
Eastern Africa, Zambia, Lozi, 20th century
1976.184©
Pipe
Southern Africa, South Africa, Xhosa, 19th or 20th century
2010.199CCCC0
Hat
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamileke, 20th century
2007.181©
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©
Stool
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.320©
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yaka, early 20th century
1969.8©
Pipe
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pyaang, 20th century
1976.181©
Half-Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, late 19th-early 20th century
1974.212CCCC0
Belt
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, possibly early 20th century
1994.87©
Lidded Pot
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, mid-20th century
1999.13©
Lidded Pot
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, mid-20th century
1999.13.a©
Lidded Pot
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, mid-20th century
1999.13.b©
Mask
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, 20th century
1972.329©
Staff
The Baboon Master (African)
2010.204CCCC0
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th-mid 20th Century
1974.201CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, possibly Kom, early 20th century
1971.66CCCC0
Mother and Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1969.7©
Box
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1976.185©
Plank Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bembe, possibly early 20th century
2006.116©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1916.721©
Vessel
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamileke, 20th century
1998.94©
The Lonely Road
Jennifer Dickson (Canadian, born South Africa, b. 1936)
1973.148©
Female Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bembe, 20th century
1975.164©
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
2008.150©
Female/Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, 20th century
1977.192©
Night of May the Eighth, 1742
Jennifer Dickson (Canadian, born South Africa, b. 1936)
1976.168©
Cup
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1975.191©
Hat
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, possibly early 20th century
1998.29©
Mother-and-Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, late 19th-early 20th century
1931.426CCCC0
Comb
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe, 20th century
1976.180©
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1975.190©
Cap
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1994.88©
Ceremonial Axe
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye, 20th century
1916.739©
Mother and Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yombe, late 19th-early 20th century
1997.149CCCC0
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Angola/Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chokwe, 20th century
1978.27©
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende (Eastern), 20th century
1976.179©
Hat
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, early-mid 20th century
1995.211©
Royal Retainer
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamum, early 20th century
1969.6©
Pipe Bowl
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bali, 20th century
1975.162©
Male Figure
Robert of Babanki (African)
1972.328©
Bushcow Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon Bamileke, early 20th century
1972.340©
Tarot for the Hanged Man
Jennifer Dickson (Canadian, born South Africa, b. 1936)
2005.272©
Bracelet
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1916.538CCCC0
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bangala, early 20th Century
1916.743CCCC0
Sifting Basket
Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chokwe peoples, late 19th-early 20th Century
1915.464©
Whistle (kasengosengo)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
1954.376©
Embroidered Raffia Pile Cloth
Africa, Congo, Kuba Region, 20th century
1992.102©
Vessel in the Form of a Woman's Head
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Niangara area, northern Mangbetu peoples, 20th century
1929.321©
Shield
East Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.325©
Bowharp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1929.344©
Hat
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba peoples, Early 20th century
1915.465©
Bowl
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1994.89©
Kora
Africa, 20th century
1918.352©
Gimbri
Africa, 20th century
1918.343©
Mandoline
Africa, 20th century
1918.385©
Vessel
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1992.69©
Wig (uyembe matota, wiyembe, or pulumba)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe, early to mid 20th century
2007.1©
Comb
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, possibly Chokwe people, 20th century
1929.396©
Helmet Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamum, early 20th century
1967.151CCCC0
Shield
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th century
1988.245CCCC0
Janus Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, 20th century
1976.182©
Headrest
Southern Africa, Mozambique, Shona, 20th century
1996.268©
Knife
Africa, Somali, 20th century
1929.334©
Knife
Africa, Somali, 20th century
1929.334.a©
Scabbard
Africa, Somali, 20th century
1929.334.b©
Cow Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, early 20th century
1975.161©
Pipe
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luluwa people or Luntu, 20th century
2008.152©
Hat
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, early-mid 20th century
2005.56©
Beaded Necklace
Africa, Early 20th century
1942.1531©
Cap
Africa, Zanzibar, 20th century
1964.579©
Water Jug and Carrying Strap
Africa, early 20th century
1915.460©
Water Jug
Africa, early 20th century
1915.460.a©
Carrying Strap for a Jug
Africa, early 20th century
1915.460.b©
Model Canoe and Paddles
Africa, 20th century
1929.350©
Sword
Africa, 20th century
1929.331©
Elephant Prod (?)
Africa, Central Africa, Angola, Early 20th century
1915.498©
Axe
Africa, 20th century
1929.332©
Embroidered Raffia Pile Cloth
Africa, Congo, Kuba Region, 20th century
1991.224©
Sword
Africa, 20th century
1929.363©
Dagger
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.335©
Dagger
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.335.a©
Sheath
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.335.b©
Cap
Africa, Zanzibar, 20th century
1940.18©
Figure
Africa, Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, 20th century
2008.1012©
Caryatid Stool
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo,Luba, early 20th century
1969.9CCCC0
Double-Headed Headdress (N'gonzon Koun)
Africa, Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, 20th century
1962.353©
Beaded Necklace
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu?, 20th century
1927.262©
Musical Instrument
East Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.322©
Drum (ingoma)
Eastern Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.343©
Mandoline
Eastern Africa, Madagascar, 20th century
1918.384©
Prestige Staff
South Africa, Tsonga or Zulu people, 19th or 20th century
2010.205CCCC0
Dagger
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bakonje, 20th century
1929.367©
Throwing Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th Century
1918.661©
Pipe Bowl
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bangangte, 2nd quarter 20th century
1975.163©
Harp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1918.356©
Hat with Pin
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th century
1915.468©
No image available
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th century
1915.468.a©
No image available
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th century
1915.468.b©
Ceremonial Hoe
Africa, South Africa, possibly Zulu peoples, early 20th century
1915.496©
Axe
Southern Africa, Zimbabwe, 20th century
1929.364©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.366©
Fiddle (iningidi)
Eastern Africa, Rwanda-Burundi, 20th century
1929.347©
Ring
Africa, Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1975.1008©
Shield
Eastern Africa?, Uganda (?), early 20th century
1992.187©
Spoon
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, 2nd quarter 20th century
1976.186©
Mask
Africa, Guinea Coast Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1921.1531©
Hat
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.356©
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, 20th century
1979.84©
Lance
Eastern Africa, Kenya, Masaai, 20th century
1929.371©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Suku, early 20th century
1975.167©
Woman's overskirt (ncaka)
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th or early 20th century
2003.90CCCC0
Embroidered Raffia Pile Cloth
Africa, Congo, Kuba Region, 20th century
1991.225©
Mask
Africa, Guinea Coast, Liberia, Dan, 20th century
1953.456©
Knife
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ngbandi, late 19th-early 20th century
1916.1021CCCC0
Knife
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ngbandi, late 19th-early 20th century
1916.1021.aCCCC0
Sheath
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ngbandi, late 19th-early 20th century
1916.1021.bCCCC0
Knife
Central Africa,Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bangala, early 20th Century
1916.742©
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Teke, 20th century
1975.165©
Fragment of Woman's overskirt (ncaka)
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th or early 20th century
2003.91CCCC0
Cermonial Headpiece
Africa, Equatorial Africa, Nigeria, Hausa or Gabon, Fang peoples, Early 20th century
1976.1057©
Comb
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, 20th century
1915.452©
Harp
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1918.357©
Piano
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bushoong, 20th century
1918.373©
Hat
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.358©
Hat with a pin
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba peoples, Early 20th century
1915.466©
Divination Implement
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, Late 19th- Early 20th century
1969.550CCCC0
Carving
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kongo, early 20th century
1969.138CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yaka, early 20th century
1970.34©
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Republic of the Congo, Kongo or Vili, early 20th century
1975.166©
Set of Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011©
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.1©
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.2©
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.3©
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.4©
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.5©
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.6©
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.7©
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.8©
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.9©
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.10©
Stopper for Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.11©
Bird
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1929.372©
Spoon
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, 20th century
1958.471©
Harp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zande, 20th century
1929.346©
Part of a chair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.323©
Skirt
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1990.1048©
Scepter
Ovimbundu people, Angola, Central Africa, Africa, late 19th or early 20th century
2015.155CCCC0
Back Skirt/ Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.354©
Hat
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.357©
Back Skirt/ Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.355©
Beaded Hat or Headpiece
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1942.1532©
Back Skirt/ Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.353©
Ring
Africa, Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
1975.1009©
Alligator
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1929.373©
Basket
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.326©
Elephants
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1929.342©
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ndengesh, early 20th century
1962.351©
Cup
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bushoongo, 20th century
1954.375©
Bark-Cloth Mask
Africa, Zambia, Chokwe or Chokwe-related peoples, 20th century
1967.279©
Box
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1975.192©
Stool
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nyanga, early 20th Century
1929.345©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Central African Republic, early 20th Century
1916.1017©
Cup
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1954.374©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Central African Republic, early 20th Century
1916.1016©
Scepter
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people, Early 20th century
1915.450©
Hat with Pin
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba peoples, early 20th century
1915.467©
No image available
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba peoples, early 20th century
1915.467.a©
No image available
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba peoples, early 20th century
1915.467.b©
No image available
Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.336©
No image available
Africa, Uganda, early 20th century
1929.368©
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
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©
Fountain of Blood
Malangatana Ngwenya (Mozambican, 1936-2011)
2012.67Oil on fiberboardFramed: 119.4 x 147.3 cm (47 x 58 in.)Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Ellis, Jr.©
Male Figure
probably carved by Ateu Atsa (Cameroonian)
1987.62WoodOverall: 92.1 x 20.3 cm (36 1/4 x 8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
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
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©
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
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
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©
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe or Mozambique, Northern Nguni or Shona, 19th or 20th century
2010.200Gourd and copper alloyOverall: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
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
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©
Club (Knobkerrie)
Southern Africa, Kingdom of Eswatini, Swazi people, 19th or 20th century
2010.203WoodOverall: 66 cm (26 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. 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
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
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
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
Ladle
Eastern Africa, Zambia, Lozi, 20th century
1976.184WoodOverall: 33.6 cm (13 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
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
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©
Pair of Bracelets
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang, 20th century
1976.177Copper alloyGift of Katherine C. White©
Bracelet
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang, 20th century
1976.177.1Copper alloyGift of Katherine C. White©
Bracelet
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang, 20th century
1976.177.2Copper alloyGift of Katherine C. White©
Stool
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.320WoodDiameter: 39.1 cm (15 3/8 in.); Overall: 28.6 cm (11 1/4 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
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©
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©
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
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©
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©
Lidded Pot
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, mid-20th century
1999.13.aTerracottaDiameter: 45.7 cm (18 in.); Overall: 33 cm (13 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Lidded Pot
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, mid-20th century
1999.13.bPlant fiberDiameter: 45.7 cm (18 in.); Overall: 33 cm (13 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Mask
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, 20th century
1972.329Wood, kaolin, and paintOverall: 38.2 cm (15 1/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Staff
The Baboon Master (African)
2010.204WoodOverall: 120.7 cm (47 1/2 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
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
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
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©
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©
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©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 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©
Vessel
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamileke, 20th century
1998.94TerracottaOverall: 45 cm (17 11/16 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
The Lonely Road
Jennifer Dickson (Canadian, born South Africa, b. 1936)
1973.148ScreenprintGift of the Madison Print Club through The Print Club of Cleveland©
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©
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©
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©
Night of May the Eighth, 1742
Jennifer Dickson (Canadian, born South Africa, b. 1936)
1976.168Etching, photo-etching, and aquatintGift of The University Print Club in memory of Frances Hurley©
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©
Hat
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, possibly early 20th century
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©
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
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©
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©
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©
Ceremonial Axe
Africa, Democratic Republic of the 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©
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
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©
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©
Hat
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the 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©
Royal Retainer
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamum, early 20th century
1969.6WoodOverall: 68.6 cm (27 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Pipe Bowl
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bali, 20th century
1975.162CeramicOverall: 28 cm (11 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Male Figure
Robert of Babanki (African)
1972.328Wood and colorantOverall: 57.2 cm (22 1/2 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©
Tarot for the Hanged Man
Jennifer Dickson (Canadian, born South Africa, b. 1936)
2005.272Photo etching printed in brownSheet: 76 x 56.5 cm (29 15/16 x 22 1/4 in.); Platemark: 60.4 x 40 cm (23 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.)Gift of Louise S. Richards©
Bracelet
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 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
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the 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
Sifting Basket
Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of the 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©
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©
Embroidered Raffia Pile Cloth
Africa, Congo, Kuba Region, 20th century
1992.102Raffia and dyeOverall: 57.5 x 48.5 cm (22 5/8 x 19 1/8 in.)Anonymous gift in honor of the Museum's seventy-fifth anniversary©
Vessel in the Form of a Woman's Head
Africa, Democratic Republic of the 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©
Shield
East Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.325Bamboo, wood, pelt, and plant fiberOverall: 34.6 cm (13 5/8 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
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©
Hat
Africa, Democratic Republic of the 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©
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©
Kora
Africa, 20th century
1918.352Gourd, wood, rawhide, string, and ropeDiameter: 32.4 cm (12 3/4 in.); Overall: 111.8 cm (44 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Gimbri
Africa, 20th century
1918.343Wood, rawhide, and stringOverall: 54.6 cm (21 1/2 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Mandoline
Africa, 20th century
1918.385Wood, rawhide, upholstery studs, string, metal, and colorantOverall: 19.8 x 7.7 cm (7 13/16 x 3 1/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
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©
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©
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©
Helmet Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamum, early 20th century
1967.151Wood, kaolin, and organic materialsOverall: 57.2 cm (22 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Wixom in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph M. CoeCCCC0
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
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©
Headrest
Southern Africa, Mozambique, Shona, 20th century
1996.268Wood and colorantOverall: 13.1 x 6.3 x 16.3 cm (5 3/16 x 2 1/2 x 6 7/16 in.)Gift of Harry W. Langworthy©
Knife
Africa, Somali, 20th century
1929.334Iron, rawhide or leather, and hornScabbard: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.); Knife including handle: 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
Knife
Africa, Somali, 20th century
1929.334.aIron and hornScabbard: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.); Knife including handle: 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
Scabbard
Africa, Somali, 20th century
1929.334.bRawhide or leatherScabbard: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.); Knife including handle: 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
Cow Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, early 20th century
1975.161Wood and colorantOverall: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
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©
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©
Beaded Necklace
Africa, Early 20th century
1942.1531Glass beads and cordDiameter: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)Gift of W. A. Price©
Cap
Africa, Zanzibar, 20th century
1964.579CottonOverall: 10.2 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm (4 x 7 x 7 in.)Gift of Mrs. Elmer H. Seidman©
Water Jug and Carrying Strap
Africa, early 20th century
1915.460Terracotta and plant fiberOverall: 64.8 cm (25 1/2 in.); Diameter of mouth with rim: 17.8 x 8.9 cm (7 x 3 1/2 in.)Educational Purchase Fund©
Water Jug
Africa, early 20th century
1915.460.aTerracottaDiameter of mouth with rim: 17.8 x 8.9 cm (7 x 3 1/2 in.)Educational Purchase Fund©
Carrying Strap for a Jug
Africa, early 20th century
1915.460.bPlant fiberOverall: 64.8 cm (25 1/2 in.)Educational Purchase Fund©
Model Canoe and Paddles
Africa, 20th century
1929.350WoodOverall: 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
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 House©
Elephant Prod (?)
Africa, Central Africa, Angola, Early 20th century
1915.498Wood, wire, upholstery studs, and metalOverall: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)Educational Purchase Fund©
Axe
Africa, 20th century
1929.332Iron and leatherOverall: 70 cm (27 9/16 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
Embroidered Raffia Pile Cloth
Africa, Congo, Kuba Region, 20th century
1991.224Raffia and dyeOverall: 59.7 x 64 cm (23 1/2 x 25 3/16 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Sword
Africa, 20th century
1929.363Iron, snakeskin, and leatherOverall: 62.9 cm (24 3/4 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Dagger
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.335Iron, elephant ivory, leather, and tinKnife including handle: 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
Dagger
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.335.aIron and elephant ivoryKnife including handle: 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
Sheath
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.335.bLeather and tinGift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
Cap
Africa, Zanzibar, 20th century
1940.18Cotton on cotton; tabby weave machine quilting and eyelet embroideryOverall: 11.4 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm (4 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. Lyman H. Treadway©
Figure
Africa, Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, 20th century
2008.1012Wood, glass beads, cloth, thread, and cowrie shellsOverall: 50 x 13 x 10 cm (19 11/16 x 5 1/8 x 3 15/16 in.)The Nina M. Traub Trust©
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
Double-Headed Headdress (N'gonzon Koun)
Africa, Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, 20th century
1962.353Wood and ironOverall: 33.7 x 48.3 x 13.8 cm (13 1/4 x 19 x 5 7/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Beaded Necklace
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu?, 20th century
1927.262Glass beads, probably plant fiber, sinew, horn beads, and clawOverall: 138.4 cm (54 1/2 in.)Educational Purchase Fund©
Musical Instrument
East Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.322Wood and leatherOverall: 66.7 cm (26 1/4 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
Drum (ingoma)
Eastern Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.343Wood, rawhide, and plant fiberDiameter: 31.2 cm (12 5/16 in.); Overall: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Mandoline
Eastern Africa, Madagascar, 20th century
1918.384Wood, calabash, rawhide, and stringOverall: 24.2 x 12.8 cm (9 1/2 x 5 1/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Prestige Staff
South Africa, Tsonga or Zulu people, 19th or 20th century
2010.205WoodOverall: 116.8 cm (46 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Dagger
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bakonje, 20th century
1929.367Iron and woodOverall: 31.5 cm (12 3/8 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Throwing Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th Century
1918.661Iron and leatherOverall: 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.)General Income Fund©
Pipe Bowl
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bangangte, 2nd quarter 20th century
1975.163CeramicOverall: 17.8 cm (7 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Harp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1918.356Wood, rawhide, and stringOverall: 63.6 cm (25 1/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Hat with Pin
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th century
1915.468Raffia, metal, and dyePin: 17.8 cm (7 in.); Width at bottom: 12.1 x 12.7 cm (4 3/4 x 5 in.)Educational Purchase Fund©
No image available
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th century
1915.468.aRaffia and dyeWidth at bottom: 12.1 x 12.7 cm (4 3/4 x 5 in.)Educational Purchase Fund©
No image available
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th century
1915.468.bMetalOverall: 17.8 cm (7 in.)Educational Purchase Fund©
Ceremonial Hoe
Africa, South Africa, possibly Zulu peoples, early 20th century
1915.496Wood and copper alloyOverall: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)Educational Purchase Fund©
Axe
Southern Africa, Zimbabwe, 20th century
1929.364Iron, wood, and metalOverall: 15.8 cm (6 1/4 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.366Iron, leather, and woodGift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
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 House©
Ring
Africa, Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1975.1008Copper alloyDiameter: 6.4 x 1.7 cm (2 1/2 x 11/16 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
Shield
Eastern Africa?, Uganda (?), early 20th century
1992.187Wood, paint, and cordOverall: 70.5 x 29.8 x 19.7 cm (27 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.)Bequest of Russell and Rowena Jelliffe©
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©
Mask
Africa, Guinea Coast Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1921.1531Wood and paintOverall: 17.8 x 26.8 x 23 cm (7 x 10 9/16 x 9 1/16 in.)Gift of W. A. Price©
Hat
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.356Plant fibers and dyeOverall: 9.6 cm (3 3/4 in.); Diameter of top: 17.1 cm (6 3/4 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsers©
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, 20th century
1979.84IvoryOverall: 10.2 cm (4 in.)Gift of Dorothy M. Bell©
Lance
Eastern Africa, Kenya, Masaai, 20th century
1929.371Iron and woodOverall: 17.6 cm (6 15/16 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
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. White©
Woman's overskirt (ncaka)
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th or early 20th century
2003.90Raffia, cloth, thread, and dyeOverall: 413.2 x 63.6 cm (162 11/16 x 25 1/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Embroidered Raffia Pile Cloth
Africa, Congo, Kuba Region, 20th century
1991.225Embroidery, raffiaOverall: 52.3 x 122.5 cm (20 9/16 x 48 1/4 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Mask
Africa, Guinea Coast, Liberia, Dan, 20th century
1953.456WoodOverall: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
Knife
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ngbandi, late 19th-early 20th century
1916.1021Iron, copper alloy, and rawhideOverall: 40.2 cm (15 13/16 in.); Tang: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.); Blade: 15.8 cm (6 1/4 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Knife
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ngbandi, late 19th-early 20th century
1916.1021.aIron and copper alloyOverall: 40.2 cm (15 13/16 in.); Tang: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.); Blade: 15.8 cm (6 1/4 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Sheath
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ngbandi, late 19th-early 20th century
1916.1021.bCopper alloy and rawhideGift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Knife
Central Africa,Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bangala, early 20th Century
1916.742Iron, copper alloy, wood, and clothOverall: 57.2 cm (22 1/2 in.); Blade: 36.2 cm (14 1/4 in.)Gift of J. H. Wade©
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Teke, 20th century
1975.165WoodOverall: 43.2 cm (17 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Fragment of Woman's overskirt (ncaka)
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th or early 20th century
2003.91Raffia and tukulaOverall: 121.4 x 33.3 cm (47 13/16 x 13 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Cermonial Headpiece
Africa, Equatorial Africa, Nigeria, Hausa or Gabon, Fang peoples, Early 20th century
1976.1057Plant fibers, cloth, hair, cowrie shells, buttons, upholstery studs, and threadOverall: 15.2 x 17 x 21 cm (6 x 6 11/16 x 8 1/4 in.); Inside: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
Comb
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, 20th century
1915.452Wood and wireOverall: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)Educational Purchase Fund©
Harp
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1918.357Wood, snakeskin, plant fiber, cane, string, and colorantOverall: 63.6 cm (25 1/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Piano
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bushoong, 20th century
1918.373Wood, iron, and upholstery studsOverall: 16.2 cm (6 3/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Hat
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.358Plant fibers and dyeOverall: 9.4 cm (3 11/16 in.); Diameter of top: 15.8 cm (6 1/4 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsers©
Hat with a pin
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba peoples, Early 20th century
1915.466Raffia, metal, and dyeOverall: 10.8 x 16.8 cm (4 1/4 x 6 5/8 in.)Educational Purchase Fund©
Divination Implement
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, Late 19th- Early 20th century
1969.550Wood and plant fiberOverall: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)Gift of various donors by exchangeCCCC0
Carving
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kongo, early 20th century
1969.138IvoryOverall: 17.8 cm (7 in.)Gift of Mrs. Charles E. RosemanCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yaka, early 20th century
1970.34WoodOverall: 61 cm (24 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial Fund©
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Republic of the Congo, Kongo or Vili, early 20th century
1975.166Wood and plant fiberOverall: 24.7 cm (9 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. 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 Fund©
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.1Plant fiber and leatherDiameter of mouth with rim: 16.6 x 15.2 cm (6 9/16 x 6 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.2Plant fiber and leatherDiameter of mouth with rim: 16.6 x 14 cm (6 9/16 x 5 1/2 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.3Plant fiber and leatherDiameter of mouth with rim: 13.8 x 12.7 cm (5 7/16 x 5 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.4Plant fiber and leatherDiameter of mouth with rim: 13.1 x 11.5 cm (5 3/16 x 4 1/2 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.5Plant fiber and leatherDiameter of mouth with rim: 12.1 x 10.5 cm (4 3/4 x 4 1/8 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.6Plant fiber and leatherDiameter of mouth with rim: 10 x 9.3 cm (3 15/16 x 3 11/16 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.7Plant fiber and leatherDiameter of mouth with rim: 9.5 x 8.3 cm (3 3/4 x 3 1/4 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.8Plant fiber and leatherDiameter of mouth with rim: 6.8 x 7 cm (2 11/16 x 2 3/4 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.9Plant fiber and leatherDiameter of mouth with rim: 6.4 x 5.8 cm (2 1/2 x 2 5/16 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
One of Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.10Plant fiber and leatherDiameter of mouth with rim: 5.4 x 4.9 cm (2 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
Stopper for Ten Nesting Wedding Baskets
Africa, Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, 20th century
1975.1011.11Plant fiber and leatherDiameter of base: 6.4 x 3.2 cm (2 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
Bird
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1929.372Elephant ivoryOverall: 17.7 cm (6 15/16 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Spoon
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, 20th century
1958.471WoodOverall: 24.8 cm (9 3/4 in.)Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Sherman E. Lee©
Harp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zande, 20th century
1929.346Wood, snakeskin, pelt, cloth, and natural fiberDiameter: 31.8 cm (12 1/2 in.); Overall: 43.2 cm (17 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Part of a chair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.323WoodOverall: 49.9 x 2.6 x 4.6 cm (19 5/8 x 1 x 1 13/16 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
Skirt
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1990.1048Raffia, cloth, tukula, dye, and threadOverall: 72.3 x 147.3 cm (28 7/16 x 58 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
Scepter
Ovimbundu people, Angola, Central Africa, Africa, late 19th or early 20th century
2015.155Wood, copper alloy, upholstery studs, iron alloy, and cottonOverall: 57.5 x 4.5 x 5.5 cm (22 5/8 x 1 3/4 x 2 3/16 in.)Gift of Dr. Anita J. GlazeCCCC0
Back Skirt/ Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.354Plant fibers and dyeOverall: 26 x 33.7 x 10.2 cm (10 1/4 x 13 1/4 x 4 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsers©
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 Sponsers©
Back Skirt/ Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.355Plant fibers and dyeOverall: 24.1 x 30.5 x 7.6 cm (9 1/2 x 12 x 3 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsers©
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. Price©
Back Skirt/ Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.353Plant fibers and dyeOverall: 19.7 x 27.4 x 5.7 cm (7 3/4 x 10 13/16 x 2 1/4 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Ring
Africa, Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
1975.1009Copper alloyDiameter: 4.5 x 2.4 cm (1 3/4 x 15/16 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
Alligator
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1929.373Elephant ivoryOverall: 68.3 cm (26 7/8 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Basket
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.326Plant fibers and dyeOverall: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.); Diameter of top: 31.6 cm (12 7/16 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
Elephants
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1929.342Elephant ivoryOverall: 75.9 cm (29 7/8 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ndengesh, early 20th century
1962.351Wood, colorant, and probably kaolinOverall: 73.7 cm (29 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Cup
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bushoongo, 20th century
1954.375WoodDiameter: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.); Overall: 19.9 cm (7 13/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. Louise M. Dunn in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Jelliffe©
Bark-Cloth Mask
Africa, Zambia, Chokwe or Chokwe-related peoples, 20th century
1967.279Bark cloth, wood, colorant, plant fibersOverall: 48.3 x 24.3 cm (19 x 9 9/16 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
Box
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1975.192WoodOverall: 25.4 cm (10 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Stool
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nyanga, early 20th Century
1929.345WoodDiameter: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.); Overall: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Central African Republic, early 20th Century
1916.1017Iron and copperOverall: 39 cm (15 3/8 in.); Blade: 31.3 cm (12 5/16 in.)Gift of J. H. Wade©
Cup
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1954.374WoodDiameter: 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.); Overall: 14.2 cm (5 9/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. Louise M. Dunn in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Jelliffe©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Central African Republic, early 20th Century
1916.1016Forged iron and copperOverall: 40.6 cm (16 in.); Blade: 32.7 cm (12 7/8 in.)Gift of J. H. Wade©
Scepter
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people, Early 20th century
1915.450WoodOverall: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)Educational Purchase Fund©
Hat with Pin
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba peoples, early 20th century
1915.467Raffia, metal, and dyePin: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.); Width at bottom: 11.4 x 15.9 cm (4 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.)Educational Purchase Fund©
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Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba peoples, early 20th century
1915.467.aRaffia and dyeOverall: 11.4 x 15.9 cm (4 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.)Educational Purchase Fund©
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Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba peoples, early 20th century
1915.467.bMetalOverall: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)Educational Purchase Fund©
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Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.336Pounded barkAverage: 518.2 x 114.3 cm (204 x 45 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
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Africa, Uganda, early 20th century
1929.368Pounded barkOverall: 223.5 x 209.6 cm (88 x 82 1/2 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©