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Culture: Africa, West Africa, Nigeria (44)
Culture: Africa, West Africa, Nigeria (44)
Ifá diviner's necklace (òdìgbà Ifá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1995.23CCCC0
Headdress
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Ejagham-style maker
1990.23CCCC0
Dance staff for Èṣù (Ògò Èlẹ́gba)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
2018.34CCCC0
Untitled (bowl)
Ladi Kwali OON MBE (Nigerian, c. 1925–1984)
2021.166©
Headdress (Ẹpa)
Moshood Olusomo Bámigbóyè (Nigerian, c. 1885-1975)
1991.165©
Pair of Masks
Duga of Mẹkọ (Nigerian, Yorùbá peoples, 1880–1960)
1975.168©
Mask
Duga of Mẹkọ (Nigerian, Yorùbá peoples, 1880–1960)
1975.168.1©
Mask
Duga of Mẹkọ (Nigerian, Yorùbá peoples, 1880–1960)
1975.168.2©
Shrine Figure (Ikenga)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Igbo carver
2015.72CCCC0
Container
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, possibly Ọ̀yọ́ region, Yorùbá-style carver
1974.208©
Head
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Nok-culture style region, unknown maker
1995.21CCCC0
Fragment of a Head
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Ifẹ̀, Yorùbá-style maker
21.2018©
Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
2016.9CCCC0
Headdress
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Idoma-style carver
1964.444CCCC0
Veranda Post (Òpó)
probably by Agbonbiofe Adeshina (Yorùbá, c. 1880-1945)
1969.55©
Pair of Ritual Staffs (ẹdan Ògbóni)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1996.403CCCC0
Altar figure (onílé)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
2007.160CCCC0
Pair of Twin Figures (Ère Ìbejì)
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332©
Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332.1©
Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332.2©
Face Mask (Iru mmuo)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Igbo-style maker
2016.10CCCC0
Dance Wand for Ṣàngó (osé Ṣàngó)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1974.207©
Pair of Twin Figures (Ère Ìbejì)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1972.334©
Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1972.334.1©
Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1972.334.2©
Mask
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Igbo-style maker
1973.222©
Pair of Ritual Staffs (ẹdan Ògbóni)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1973.220©
Mask
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Ibibio-style maker
1975.160©
Helmet
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá peoples
1969.5CCCC0
Male figure
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Benue River Valley, Unidentified maker
2016.57CCCC0
Prestige robe (riga)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, probably Hausa-style or Nupe-style weavers and embroiders
2013.6CCCC0
Ifá divination vessel (àgéré Ifá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, possibly Èkìtì State, Yorùbá-style carver
1994.200CCCC0
Crown (adéńlá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1995.22CCCC0
Coronet (oríkògbófo)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1998.278CCCC0
Pair of Ritual Staffs (ẹdan Ògbóni)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1996.402CCCC0
Coronet (oríkògbófo)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1998.279CCCC0
Divination Tray (ọpọ́n Ifá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1993.235CCCC0
Staff
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá peoples
2007.186©
Mother and Child Figure
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1972.342©
Mask
Adugbologe (Nigerian, c. 1940)
1974.206©
Costume
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá peoples
1976.187CCCC0
Figure
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1972.339©
Mask
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria or Republic of Benin, Yorùbá
1972.327©
Costume
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1976.188CCCC0
Mask
Adugbologe (Nigerian, c. 1940)
1969.4©
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©
Drum
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Ìsẹ́yìn, Yorùbá-style maker
1975.159©
Bag
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1993.234CCCC0
Mask
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1921.1531©
Cermonial Headpiece
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Hausa-style maker or Central Africa, Gabon, Fang-style maker
1976.1057CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Ifá diviner's necklace (òdìgbà Ifá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1995.23Cloth, glass beads, cardboard, cotton, probably wool, and woodOverall: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.); Bag: 21.5 x 19.6 cm (8 7/16 x 7 11/16 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Headdress
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Ejagham-style maker
1990.23Wood, rawhide, cane, paint, bone or ivory, natural fiber, and metalOverall: 67.3 x 43.2 x 43.2 cm (26 1/2 x 17 x 17 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Dance staff for Èṣù (Ògò Èlẹ́gba)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
2018.34Wood, leather, cowrie shells, seeds, and natural fiber62 cm (24 7/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Untitled (bowl)
Ladi Kwali OON MBE (Nigerian, c. 1925–1984)
2021.166Stoneware8.5 x 31 x 31 cm (3 3/8 x 12 3/16 x 12 3/16 in.)J.H. Wade Trust Fund©
Headdress (Ẹpa)
Moshood Olusomo Bámigbóyè (Nigerian, c. 1885-1975)
1991.165Wood and paintOverall: 137.2 cm (54 in.)John L. Severance Fund and Gift of Mary Price©
Pair of Masks
Duga of Mẹkọ (Nigerian, Yorùbá peoples, 1880–1960)
1975.168Wood and paintPart 1: 77.7 cm (30 9/16 in.); Part 2: 86 cm (33 7/8 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Shrine Figure (Ikenga)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Igbo carver
2015.72Wood, organic materials, and raffiaOverall: 74.5 x 18 x 20 cm (29 5/16 x 7 1/16 x 7 7/8 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Container
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, possibly Ọ̀yọ́ region, Yorùbá-style carver
1974.208Wood, paint, and iron alloyOverall: 45.7 cm (18 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Head
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Nok-culture style region, unknown maker
1995.21TerracottaOverall: 38.2 x 20 cm (15 1/16 x 7 7/8 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Fragment of a Head
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Ifẹ̀, Yorùbá-style maker
21.2018Terracotta15.2 x 8.3 x 9.5 cm (6 x 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)Private Collection©
Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
2016.9Wood, copper alloy, iron alloy, lead, glass beads, cowrie shells, twine, and pigmentOverall: 25.6 x 18.8 x 5.8 cm (10 1/16 x 7 3/8 x 2 5/16 in.)Gift of Kim SherwinCCCC0
Headdress
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Idoma-style carver
1964.444Wood, human hair, paint, and possibly kaolinOverall: 20.4 x 17.8 x 16.2 cm (8 1/16 x 7 x 6 3/8 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Veranda Post (Òpó)
probably by Agbonbiofe Adeshina (Yorùbá, c. 1880-1945)
1969.55Wood, probably tar, cloth, and ironOverall: 106.6 cm (41 15/16 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial Fund©
Pair of Ritual Staffs (ẹdan Ògbóni)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1996.403Copper alloy and ironOverall: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)Gift of Drs. James, Gladys, Jay, Jeffrey, and Jamie StrainCCCC0
Altar figure (onílé)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
2007.160Copper alloyWith base: 34.3 x 10.8 x 25.4 cm (13 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 10 in.); without base: 31.3 x 10.8 x 25.4 cm (12 5/16 x 4 1/4 x 10 in.)Alma Kroeger FundCCCC0
Pair of Twin Figures (Ère Ìbejì)
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332Wood, organic material, probably bluing, glass beads, and natural fiberEach: 28 cm (11 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Face Mask (Iru mmuo)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Igbo-style maker
2016.10Wood, pigment, plant fiber, and cottonOverall: 16.9 x 11 x 6 cm (6 5/8 x 4 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.)Gift of Kim SherwinCCCC0
Dance Wand for Ṣàngó (osé Ṣàngó)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1974.207Wood, glass beads, colorant, and natural fiberOverall: 38.7 cm (15 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Pair of Twin Figures (Ère Ìbejì)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1972.334Wood, organic material, probably bluing, glass beads, and natural fiberEach: 27.3 cm (10 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Igbo-style maker
1973.222Wood, paint, and plant fiberOverall: 56.5 cm (22 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Pair of Ritual Staffs (ẹdan Ògbóni)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1973.220Copper alloy and ironOverall: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Ibibio-style maker
1975.160Wood, pigment, plant fiber, and metalOverall: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Helmet
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá peoples
1969.5Wood and paintOverall: 62.9 cm (24 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Male figure
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Benue River Valley, Unidentified maker
2016.57Copper alloyHeight: 44.7 x 22.7 x 9.6 cm (17 5/8 x 8 15/16 x 3 3/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Prestige robe (riga)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, probably Hausa-style or Nupe-style weavers and embroiders
2013.6Cotton, silk, and indigoOverall: 120 x 226 cm (47 1/4 x 89 in.)Alma Kroeger FundCCCC0
Ifá divination vessel (àgéré Ifá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, possibly Èkìtì State, Yorùbá-style carver
1994.200Wood and colorantOverall: 31.7 x 15.7 x 15.9 cm (12 1/2 x 6 3/16 x 6 1/4 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Crown (adéńlá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1995.22Cloth (probably cotton and wool), glass beads, reeds, cardboard, wood, plant fiber, cotton, and quillsDiameter: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.); Overall: 105.9 cm (41 11/16 in.); Cone: 35.1 cm (13 13/16 in.); Fringe: 55.3 cm (21 3/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Coronet (oríkògbófo)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1998.278Cloth, glass beads, and threadOverall: 19 x 19 x 18 cm (7 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/16 in.)Gift of Drs. James, Gladys, Jay, Jeffrey, and Jamie StrainCCCC0
Pair of Ritual Staffs (ẹdan Ògbóni)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1996.402Copper alloy and ironOverall: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)Gift of Drs. James, Gladys, Jay, Jeffrey, and Jamie StrainCCCC0
Coronet (oríkògbófo)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1998.279Cloth, glass beads, and threadOverall: 12.7 x 19.5 x 19.7 cm (5 x 7 11/16 x 7 3/4 in.)Gift of Drs. James, Gladys, Jay, Jeffrey, and Jamie StrainCCCC0
Divination Tray (ọpọ́n Ifá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1993.235WoodDiameter: 42 cm (16 9/16 in.); Overall: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)Gift of Drs. James and Gladys StrainCCCC0
Staff
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá peoples
2007.186IronOverall: 117 x 14 x 10 cm (46 1/16 x 5 1/2 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Arthur Olson©
Mother and Child Figure
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1972.342Wood, paint, glass beads, natural fiber, and ironOverall: 59.1 cm (23 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Adugbologe (Nigerian, c. 1940)
1974.206Wood and paintOverall: 35.5 cm (14 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Costume
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá peoples
1976.187Cotton, velvet, flannel, dye, faux fur, leather, cowrie shellsOverall: 167.6 x 66 x 40.6 cm (66 x 26 x 16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Figure
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1972.339Wood, probably bluing, and organic materialOverall: 38.7 cm (15 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria or Republic of Benin, Yorùbá
1972.327WoodOverall: 40.7 cm (16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Costume
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1976.188Cotton, velvet, flannel, leather, dye, probably wood, cowrie shells, metalOverall: 152.4 x 58.4 x 40.6 cm (60 x 23 x 16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Mask
Adugbologe (Nigerian, c. 1940)
1969.4Wood, colorant, and plant fibersOverall: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
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©
Drum
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Ìsẹ́yìn, Yorùbá-style maker
1975.159Wood and rawhideOverall: 45 cm (17 11/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Bag
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1993.234Leather, glass beads, and natural fiberOverall: 29.3 x 27.2 cm (11 9/16 x 10 11/16 in.)Gift of Drs. James and Gladys StrainCCCC0
Mask
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
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©
Cermonial Headpiece
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Hausa-style maker or Central Africa, Gabon, Fang-style maker
1976.1057Plant fibers, cloth, hair, cowrie shells, buttons, upholstery studs, and threadOverall: 15.2 x 17 x 21 cm (6 x 6 11/16 x 8 1/4 in.); Inside: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension FundCCCC0