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Ties That Bind
Emeka Ogboh (Nigerian, b. 1977)
2019.34©
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
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©
Dance staff for Èṣù (Ògò Èlẹ́gba)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
2018.34CCCC0
Headdress (Ẹpa)
Moshood Olusomo Bámigbóyè (Nigerian, c. 1885–1975)
1991.165©
Untitled (bowl)
Ladi Kwali OON MBE (Nigerian, c. 1925–1984)
2021.166©
Shrine Figure (Ikenga)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Igbo carver
2015.72CCCC0
Headdress
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Idoma-style carver
1964.444CCCC0
Ancestral Commemorative Head (uhunmwun-elao)
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1938.6CCCC0
Head
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Nok-culture style region, unknown maker
1995.21CCCC0
Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
2016.9CCCC0
Container
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, possibly Ọ̀yọ́ region, Yorùbá-style carver
1974.208©
Ancestral Altar Tusk
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1968.284CCCC0
Fragment of a Head
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Ifẹ̀, Yorùbá-style maker
21.2018©
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©
Veranda Post (Òpó)
probably by Agbonbiofe Adeshina (Yorùbá, c. 1880–1945)
1969.55©
Altar figure (onílé)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
2007.160CCCC0
Pair of Ritual Staffs (ẹdan Ògbóni)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1996.403CCCC0
Prestige robe (riga)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, probably Hausa-style or Nupe-style weavers and embroiders
2013.6CCCC0
Idiophone/Staff (ahianmwẹn-ọrọ)
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1938.5CCCC0
Face Mask (Iru mmuo)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Igbo-style maker
2016.10CCCC0
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©
Dance Wand for Ṣàngó (osé Ṣàngó)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1974.207©
Plaque
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1999.1CCCC0
Ifá divination vessel (àgéré Ifá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, possibly Èkìtì State, Yorùbá-style carver
1994.200CCCC0
Helmet
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá peoples
1969.5CCCC0
Hen
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, member(s) of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1973.221CCCC0
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©
Male figure
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Benue River Valley, Unidentified maker
2016.57CCCC0
Plaque
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1953.425CCCC0
Crown (adéńlá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1995.22CCCC0
Coronet (oríkògbófo)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1998.278CCCC0
Rattle Staff (ukhuhre)
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, member(s) of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1998.85CCCC0
Hand Coil
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1975.188CCCC0
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
Jar
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Nupe, 20th century
1995.210CCCC0
Staff
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá peoples
2007.186©
Shrine Figure (Ikenga)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo, early 20th century
1972.338CCCC0
Mother and Child Figure
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1972.342©
Mask
Adugbologe (Nigerian, c. 1940)
1974.206©
Figure
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1972.339©
Costume
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1976.188CCCC0
Ojo Npeti/Kiko (left profile), Ojo Npeti/Kiko (right profile)
J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere (Nigerian, 1930-)
2015.17©
Ojo Npeti/Kiko (left profile)
J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere (Nigerian, 1930-)
2015.17.1©
Ojo Npeti/Kiko (right profile)
J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere (Nigerian, 1930-)
2015.17.2©
Egúngún Masquerade Dance Costume
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá peoples
1976.187CCCC0
Mask
Adugbologe (Nigerian, c. 1940)
1969.4©
Mask
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria or Republic of Benin, Yorùbá
1972.327©
Drum
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Ìsẹ́yìn, Yorùbá-style maker
1975.159©
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©
Pair of Figures
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Hausa?, 20th century
1996.267CCCC0
Male Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Hausa?, 20th century
1996.267.1CCCC0
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Hausa ?, 20th century
1996.267.2CCCC0
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
Ties That Bind
Emeka Ogboh (Nigerian, b. 1977)
2019.34Multichannel electronic sound composition; 21 minutes, 56 secondsSundry Art - Miscellaneous Fund©
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
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©
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
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©
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©
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
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
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
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
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
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©
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
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©
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©
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©
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 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
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
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
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
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©
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©
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
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
Helmet
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá peoples
1969.5Wood and paintOverall: 62.9 cm (24 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
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. WhiteCCCC0
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©
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
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
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
Rattle Staff (ukhuhre)
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, member(s) of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1998.85Wood, paint, cowrie shells, and plant fiberOverall: 149.5 x 7.5 x 8 cm (58 7/8 x 2 15/16 x 3 1/8 in.)Gift of Phyllis Sloane in memory of Rose WhiteCCCC0
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
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
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 FundCCCC0
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©
Shrine Figure (Ikenga)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo, early 20th century
1972.338WoodOverall: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
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©
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©
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
Ojo Npeti/Kiko (left profile), Ojo Npeti/Kiko (right profile)
J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere (Nigerian, 1930-)
2015.17Two vintage gelatin silver print, left and right profilesRight image: 27 x 22.5 cm (10 5/8 x 8 7/8 in.); left image: 26.9 x 20.9 cm (10 9/16 x 8 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Egúngún Masquerade Dance 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
Mask
Adugbologe (Nigerian, c. 1940)
1969.4Wood, colorant, and plant fibersOverall: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 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©
Drum
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Ìsẹ́yìn, Yorùbá-style maker
1975.159Wood and rawhideOverall: 45 cm (17 11/16 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©
Pair of Figures
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Hausa?, 20th century
1996.267Wood and paintGift of Harry W. LangworthyCCCC0
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