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Culture: Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century (55)
Culture: Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century (55)
Belt
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, possibly early 20th century
1994.87©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pre-Bembe, late 19th-early 20th century
1969.10CCCC0
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
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Angola/Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chokwe, 20th century
1978.27©
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th-mid 20th Century
1974.201CCCC0
Box
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1976.185©
Mother and Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1969.7©
Plank Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bembe, possibly early 20th century
2006.116©
Cup
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1975.191©
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
2008.150©
Female Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bembe, 20th century
1975.164©
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©
Cap
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1994.88©
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1975.190©
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende (Eastern), 20th century
1976.179©
Whistle (kasengosengo)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
1954.376©
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©
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©
Shield
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th century
1988.245CCCC0
Pipe
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luluwa people or Luntu, 20th century
2008.152©
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©
Dagger
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bakonje, 20th century
1929.367©
Caryatid Stool
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo,Luba, early 20th century
1969.9CCCC0
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Teke, 20th century
1975.165©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.366©
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Republic of the Congo, Kongo or Vili, early 20th century
1975.166©
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, 20th century
1979.84©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Suku, early 20th century
1975.167©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yaka, early 20th century
1970.34©
Carving
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kongo, early 20th century
1969.138CCCC0
Harp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zande, 20th century
1929.346©
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©
Hat
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.356©
Basket
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.326©
Alligator
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1929.373©
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©
Elephants
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1929.342©
Box
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1975.192©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Central African Republic, early 20th Century
1916.1016©
Hat
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.358©
Back Skirt/ Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.354©
Divination Implement
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, Late 19th- Early 20th century
1969.550CCCC0
Cup
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1954.374©
Stool
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nyanga, early 20th Century
1929.345©
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©
Back Skirt/ Sitting Pad (negbe)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.355©
Hat
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.357©
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
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©
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
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
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©
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
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©
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©
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©
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©
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 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©
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©
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©
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©
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©
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©
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©
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©
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
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©
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, Bakonje, 20th century
1929.367Iron and woodOverall: 31.5 cm (12 3/8 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
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
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©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.366Iron, leather, and woodGift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
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©
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, 20th century
1979.84IvoryOverall: 10.2 cm (4 in.)Gift of Dorothy M. Bell©
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©
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©
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
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©
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©
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©
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©
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©
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©
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©
Box
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1975.192WoodOverall: 25.4 cm (10 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
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©
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©
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 Sponsors of Karamu House©
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
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©
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©
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©
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©
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©