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Department: African Art (463)
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Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba
2004.85CCCC0
No image available
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, early-mid-19th century
2004.85.aCCCC0
No image available
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, early-mid-19th century
2004.85.bCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Beembe people
2010.428CCCC0
Mother-and-Child Figure
Africa, Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo people
1961.198CCCC0
Pair of Figures
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Ngbandi people
2010.459CCCC0
Male Figure of a Pair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Ngbandi people
2010.459.1CCCC0
Female Figure of a Pair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ngbandi people
2010.459.2CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, mid-late 19th century
1935.304CCCC0
Head of a Hobbyhorse
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, late 19th-early 20th century
1935.307CCCC0
Crucifix
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, Kongo people
2010.444CCCC0
Head
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo
1938.6CCCC0
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454CCCC0
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454.aCCCC0
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure (lid)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454.bCCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante people, 19th century
1935.310CCCC0
Face Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, possibly Baule, 20th century
1954.602©
Leopard Caryatid Stool
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bandjoun kingdom, Bamileke, possibly 19th century
2006.138CCCC0
Bush Buffalo Mask
Africa, Western Sudan, possibly Bwa people, early-mid 20th century
1969.2©
Male Figure
probably carved by Ateu Atsa (Cameroonian)
1987.62©
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.308CCCC0
Soul Disk Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1944.290CCCC0
Pendant: Crocodile
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1952.265©
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.312CCCC0
Figure
Guinea Coast, Sierra Leone, so-called Sapi, possibly early 15th century
1976.29CCCC0
Sauveteur 3
Pascale Marthine Tayou (Cameroonian, b. 1966)
2018.204©
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.311CCCC0
Necklace
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1995.23©
Altar Tusk
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, 19th century
1968.284CCCC0
Clapper
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, possibly 19th century
1938.5CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye people
2010.451CCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.309CCCC0
Ram Mask (Bolo)
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Bobo people
2016.56©
Serpent Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, possibly Baga, late 19th-early 20th century
1960.37CCCC0
Totem 01/01-18 (Baga-Batcham-Alunga-Kota)
Hervé Youmbi (Cameroon, b. 1973)
2018.5©
Head
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Nok region
1995.21CCCC0
Figure (kgöngwana-tshingwana/Ngwana sehô)
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho people, 19th or 20th century
2010.208CCCC0
Eshu Dance Staff
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba people
2018.34CCCC0
Ties That Bind
Emeka Ogboh (Nigerian, b. 1977)
2019.34©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pre-Bembe, late 19th-early 20th century
1969.10CCCC0
Helmet
Africa, Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo, early-mid 20th century
1975.152©
Twilight of the Idols (Fetish) 3
Kendell Geers (South African, b. 1968)
2018.4©
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ejagham, early 20th century
1990.23©
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yaka, early 20th century
1969.8©
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, possibly Landuma, early 20th century
1969.3©
Neck Ornament
South Africa, Northern Nguni people, 19th or 20th century
2010.207CCCC0
Snuff Spoon/Comb
Southern, South Africa, Zulu, late 19th century
2010.233CCCC0
Club (Knobkerrie)
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni or Zulu, late 19th or early 20th century
2010.232CCCC0
Club (Knobkerrie)
Southern Africa, Kingdom of Eswatini, Swazi people, 19th or 20th century
2010.203CCCC0
Necklace (amazipho)
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni or Zulu, 19th century
2010.231CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Africa, Mali, Bamana, possibly early to mid 20th century
2011.196©
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th to early 20th century
1971.297CCCC0
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th to early 20th century
1971.297.1CCCC0
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
1971.297.2CCCC0
Male Figure (Ikenga)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo people
2015.72©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Vili people
2010.433CCCC0
Male Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.434CCCC0
Soul Disk Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1952.84CCCC0
Pendant: Face in Crescent
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1952.118©
Scepter
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.447CCCC0
Thumb Piano
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe peoples
1915.495CCCC0
Corpus (Crucified Christ)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, Kongo people
2010.445CCCC0
Snuff Container
South Africa, Xhosa people
2016.60CCCC0
Snuff Spoon
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, late 19th century
2010.234CCCC0
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ghana, possibly Fante, late 19th to early 20th century
1975.158CCCC0
Plaque
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin kingdom, Edo, possibly 16th to 17th century
1999.1CCCC0
Plaque
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, possibly 16th-17th century
1953.425CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Suku people
2010.450CCCC0
Female Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, early-mid 20th century
1974.203©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast or Liberia, Dan, possibly early 20th century
1972.331©
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, late 19th to early 20th century
1972.343CCCC0
Half-Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, late 19th-early 20th century
1974.212CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, probably 19th century
2005.3CCCC0
Bust Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, Baga, early 20th century
1964.376©
Belt
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, possibly early 20th century
1994.87©
Prestige cap (mpu)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, possibly Yombe
1997.180CCCC0
Memorial head (nsodie)
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Akan, late 17th-early 18th century
1990.22CCCC0
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Mossi people
2014.1©
Untitled
Gérard Santoni (African, 1943-2008)
2018.307©
Female Figure
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye people
2010.452CCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast or Liberia, Wè, early 20th century
1971.294©
Face Mask
Western Sudan. Mali, Dogon, early 20th century
1975.151©
Headrest
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu people or Kingdom of Eswatini, Swazi, 19th or 20th century
2010.198CCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, possibly Yaure, early 20th century
1971.296©
Apron
South Africa, Southern Nguni people, 19th or 20th century
2010.206CCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th-early 20th century
1975.155CCCC0
Bird Standard
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo
1974.204©
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe or Mozambique, Northern Nguni or Shona, 19th or 20th century
2010.200CCCC0
Male Figure (Ofika)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbole people
2016.33CCCC0
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th-mid 20th Century
1974.201CCCC0
Reliquary Guardian Figure
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Kota, probably 19th century
2005.2CCCC0
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho, 19th or 20th century
2010.202CCCC0
Veranda Post
probably by Agbonbiofe (Nigerian, 1945)
1969.55CCCC0
Stool
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.320©
Janus Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Hemba people
2010.458CCCC0
Container
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, 20th century
1974.208©
Pair of Figures
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Central African Republic (most likely), possibly Monzombo people
2010.460CCCC0
Figure of a Pair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Central African Republic (most likely), possibly Monzombo people
2010.460.1CCCC0
Figure of a Pair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Central African Republic (most likely), possibly Monzombo people
2010.460.2CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo (most likely) or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Teke people
2010.430CCCC0
Pendant: Face
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1942.172©
Mortar
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe, late 19th century
1978.28CCCC0
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, early-mid 20th century
1960.169©
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Idoma, early 20th century
1964.444©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Liberia, Mano people, early 20th century
1953.457©
Male Figure
Western Sudan, Mali, Inland Niger Delta, possibly 14th-17th century
1985.199CCCC0
Headdress
Bamgboye of Odo-Owa (Nigerian, c. 1895-1978)
1991.165©
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye, 20th century
1972.2©
Face Mask
carved by Sabarikwo of Ouazumon (African)
1989.48©
Oliphant (Side-Blown Trumpet)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.448CCCC0
Divination Implement
Central Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.455CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.438CCCC0
Female Figurine or Finial
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.446CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.437CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Teke people
2010.431CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.439CCCC0
Male Figurine or Finial
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.436CCCC0
Flywhisk
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.435CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, probably Kongo people
2010.432CCCC0
Pendant
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.456CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.440CCCC0
Female Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.449CCCC0
Half-Figure
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Kusu people
2010.457CCCC0
Female Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Beembe people
2010.429CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.442CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.443CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.441CCCC0
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Malinke, 20th century
1994.14©
Antelope Headdress
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, early-mid 20th century
1965.325©
Mother and Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1969.7©
Mother and Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yombe, late 19th-early 20th century
1997.149CCCC0
Mother-and-Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, late 19th-early 20th century
1931.426CCCC0
Gold Weight :  Antelope
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.306CCCC0
Male Figure
Totokro Master
1931.204©
Pair of Twin Figures
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332©
Twin Figure
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332.1©
Twin Figure
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332.2©
Pipe
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pyaang, 20th century
1976.181©
Hat
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, possibly early 20th century
1998.29©
Pair of Lions
Guinea Coast, Benin, Fon, 20th century
1965.323©
Lion
Guinea Coast, Benin, Fon, 20th century
1965.323.1©
Lion
Guinea Coast, Benin, Fon, 20th century
1965.323.2©
Pair of Figure Staffs (Edan Ogboni)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba people
1996.403CCCC0
Plank Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bembe, possibly early 20th century
2006.116©
Equestrian Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, possibly 18th century
2007.160CCCC0
Feast Ladle
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Dan People
2013.52CCCC0
Crown
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1995.22©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Hungaan, mid to late 19th century
2003.36CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Malinke, mid-late 1800s
2004.84CCCC0
Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1952.85©
Male figure
Unidentified people, Benue River Valley, Nigeria
2016.57CCCC0
Pipe Bowl
Southern Nguni people, South Africa, possibly 19th century
2012.42CCCC0
Pendant: Face in Diamond
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1942.171©
Bow Stand
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2018.27CCCC0
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
2008.150©
Helmet Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, possibly Kom, early 20th century
1971.66CCCC0
Staff
The Baboon Master (African)
2010.204CCCC0
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni, 19th or 20th century
2010.201CCCC0
Pipe
Southern Africa, South Africa, Xhosa, 19th or 20th century
2010.199CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Western Sudan, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
1972.336©
Female Figure
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1976.172©
Pair of Twin Figures
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.334©
Twin Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.334.1©
Twin Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.334.2©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo, 20th century
1973.222©
Helmet
Guinea Coast, Nigeria,Yoruba people, late 19th-early 20th century
1969.5CCCC0
Ladle
Eastern Africa, Zambia, Lozi, 20th century
1976.184©
Heddle Pulley
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
1973.219©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ibibio, 20th century
1975.160©
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Angola/Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chokwe, 20th century
1978.27©
Male Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
1972.341©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1974.205CCCC0
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende (Eastern), 20th century
1976.179©
Pair of Bracelets
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang, 20th century
1976.177©
Bracelet
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang, 20th century
1976.177.1©
Bracelet
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang, 20th century
1976.177.2©
Comb
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe, 20th century
1976.180©
Box
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1976.185©
Gold Weight:  Geometric
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1962.244CCCC0
Mother-and-Child Caryatid Vessel
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, mid-late 19th century
1994.200CCCC0
Woman's Skirt
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbuun people
2013.5CCCC0
Face Mask (Iru mmuo)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo people
2016.10©
Memorial Figure (Ere ibeji)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba people
2016.9CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kongo or Vili, early 19th century
1974.186CCCC0
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Dan, 20th century
1971.295©
Dancewand
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba,, 20th century
1974.207©
Gold Weight:  Geometric
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1969.265CCCC0
Prestige Chair
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon
1983.33CCCC0
Female Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bembe, 20th century
1975.164©
Hat
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamileke, 20th century
2007.181©
Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1971.289©
Gold Weight: Fish
Africa, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1961.399CCCC0
Male Figure
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule or Anyi, 20th century
1975.156©
Mask
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, 20th century
1972.329©
Cap
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1994.88©
Mother and Child Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.342©
Caryatid Stool
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo,Luba, early 20th century
1969.9CCCC0
Vessel in the Form of a Woman's Head
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Niangara area, northern Mangbetu peoples, 20th century
1929.321©
Bowharp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1929.344©
Figure (baàthíl)
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, early 20th century
1967.152CCCC0
Sifting Basket
Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chokwe peoples, late 19th-early 20th Century
1915.464©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1916.721©
Hat
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, early-mid 20th century
1995.211©
Gold Weight: Drum with Jaws of Defeated Enemies
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1969.266CCCC0
Pendant
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, 19th century
1976.189CCCC0
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 19th century
1915.442CCCC0
Carved Tooth
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th century
1969.137CCCC0
Bracelet and Anklet
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast/Liberia, Dan, 20th century
1982.341©
Anklet
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast/Liberia, Dan, 20th century
1982.341.2©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bangala, early 20th Century
1916.743CCCC0
Heddle Pulley
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
1970.354©
Vessel with Rope Stand
Asibi Waje Kwali (Nigerian)
1988.244©
Vessel
Asibi Waje Kwali (Nigerian)
1988.244.a©
Vessel
Asibi Waje Kwali (Nigerian)
1988.244.b©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Nafana, 20th century
1969.119©
Elephant Mask
Africa, Equatorial Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon, Bamileke
1985.1082©
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1975.190©
Whistle (kasengosengo)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
1954.376©
Female/Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, 20th century
1977.192©
Cup
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1975.191©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria or Republic of Benin, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.327©
Cockerel
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, 20th century
1973.221©
Doll
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Ashanti, 2nd quarter 20th century
1974.211©
Royal Retainer
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamum, early 20th century
1969.6©
Bowl
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1994.89©
Pot
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu
1999.192©
Comb
Central Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chokwe peoples, mid-late 19th century
1915.453CCCC0
Janus Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, 20th century
1976.182©
Bushcow Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon Bamileke, early 20th century
1972.340©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century
1916.1022.aCCCC0
Sheath
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century
1916.1022.bCCCC0
Dance Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, 2nd quarter 20th century
1962.352©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Liberia or Ivory Coast, Dan, 20th century
1977.191©
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1973.220©
Head
Guinea Coast, Liberia or Ivory Coast, Dan or We, 20th century
1973.218©
Spoon
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, 2nd quarter 20th century
1976.186©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, early 20th century
1972.339©
Hornbill Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1973.217©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo, early 20th century
1972.338©
Head
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Akan, 2nd half of 17th century
1975.157CCCC0
Pipe Bowl
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bali, 20th century
1975.162©
Male Figure
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon
1972.337©
Mask
Adugbologe (Nigerian, c. 1940)
1969.4©
Stand or Bowl
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon
1974.209©
Cow Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, early 20th century
1975.161©
Neck Ring
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang
1976.173©
Bracelet
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang
1976.174©
Bracelet
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang
1976.176©
Drum
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Iseyin, Yoruba
1975.159©
Bracelet
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang
1976.175©
Helmet Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamum, early 20th century
1967.151CCCC0
Male Figure
Robert of Babanki (African)
1972.328©
Mask
Adugbologe (Nigerian, c. 1940)
1974.206©
Pipe
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon Bagam
1972.330©
Ring: Coiled Snake on a Ball
Guinea Coast Ghana, Asante, 20th century
1951.320©
Vessel
Mbitim (Sudanese)
1996.301©
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 19th century
1996.402CCCC0
Coronet
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1998.279©
Ring: Cannon Flanked by Two Birds
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 20th century
1951.321©
Comb
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, possibly Chokwe people, 20th century
1929.396©
Vessel
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamileke, 20th century
1998.94©
Wig (uyembe matota, wiyembe, or pulumba)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe, early to mid 20th century
2007.1©
Hat
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba peoples, Early 20th century
1915.465©
Ceremonial Axe
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye, 20th century
1916.739©
Pendant: Cross Form with Bird
Guinea Ghana, Asante, 20th century
1942.170©
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 19th century
1915.444CCCC0
Tray
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1993.235©
Vessel
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1992.69©
Jar
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Nupe, 20th century
1995.210©
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©
Pipe
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luluwa people or Luntu, 20th century
2008.152©
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 1800s
1915.443CCCC0
Hat
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, early-mid 20th century
2005.56©
Bracelet
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1916.538CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Staff of Office
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba
2004.85Wood and ironOverall: 170 x 13.3 cm (66 15/16 x 5 1/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
No image available
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, early-mid-19th century
2004.85.aWoodOverall: 170 cm (66 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
No image available
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, early-mid-19th century
2004.85.bIronOverall: 170 cm (66 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Beembe people
2010.428Wood, ceramic or Formica, copper alloy, and iron alloyOverall: 47.5 x 14.8 x 16.3 cm (18 11/16 x 5 13/16 x 6 7/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Mother-and-Child Figure
Africa, Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo people
1961.198Wood and organic materialOverall: 63.6 cm (25 1/16 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Pair of Figures
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Ngbandi people
2010.459Wood, copper, glass beads, iron, fabricPart 1: 45 x 15.5 x 9.2 cm (17 11/16 x 6 1/8 x 3 5/8 in.); Part 2: 41 x 13 x 11.5 cm (16 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 4 1/2 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Male Figure of a Pair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Ngbandi people
2010.459.1Wood, copper, glass beads, iron, fabricOverall: 45 x 15.5 x 9.2 cm (17 11/16 x 6 1/8 x 3 5/8 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Female Figure of a Pair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ngbandi people
2010.459.2Wood, copper, glass beads, iron, fabricOverall: 41 x 13 x 11.5 cm (16 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 4 1/2 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Helmet Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, mid-late 19th century
1935.304Wood and paintOverall: 43.3 x 31.2 x 28.3 cm (17 1/16 x 12 5/16 x 11 1/8 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Head of a Hobbyhorse
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, late 19th-early 20th century
1935.307Wood and ironOverall: 40.7 cm (16 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Crucifix
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, Kongo people
2010.444Brass, iron alloy, woodOverall: 44.7 x 22.2 x 3.2 cm (17 5/8 x 8 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Head
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo
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
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454Wood, glass beads, brass, ironOverall: 40.8 x 16.1 x 27.3 cm (16 1/16 x 6 5/16 x 10 3/4 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454.aWood, glass beads, brass, ironOverall: 40.8 x 16.1 x 27.3 cm (16 1/16 x 6 5/16 x 10 3/4 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure (lid)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454.bWood, glass beads, brass, ironOverall: 40.8 x 16.1 x 27.3 cm (16 1/16 x 6 5/16 x 10 3/4 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante people, 19th century
1935.310GoldDiameter: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.); Overall: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Face Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, possibly Baule, 20th century
1954.602GoldOverall: 7.6 x 5 cm (3 x 1 15/16 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Leopard Caryatid Stool
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bandjoun kingdom, Bamileke, possibly 19th century
2006.138Wood, cotton, plant fiber, glass beads, and indigoOverall: 51 x 38 x 43 cm (20 1/16 x 14 15/16 x 16 15/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
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©
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©
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.308GoldOverall: 6.9 cm (2 11/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Soul Disk Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1944.290GoldOverall: 7 x 7.6 x 1.6 cm (2 3/4 x 3 x 5/8 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Pendant: Crocodile
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1952.265GoldOverall: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.312GoldOverall: 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Figure
Guinea Coast, Sierra Leone, so-called Sapi, possibly early 15th century
1976.29SoapstoneOverall: 23.8 x 11.2 x 12.5 cm (9 3/8 x 4 7/16 x 4 15/16 in.)Gift of Lucile Munro in memory of her husband Thomas Munro, Curator of Education from 1931 to 1967CCCC0
Sauveteur 3
Pascale Marthine Tayou (Cameroonian, b. 1966)
2018.204Crystal, mixed mediaHeight: 132 cm (51 15/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Trust©
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.311GoldOverall: 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Necklace
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1995.23Cloth, glass beads, cardboard, cotton, probably wool, and woodOverall: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.); Bag: 21.5 x 19.6 cm (8 7/16 x 7 11/16 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund©
Altar Tusk
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, 19th century
1968.284Elephant ivoryOverall: 197.4 cm (77 11/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Clapper
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, possibly 19th century
1938.5Copper alloyOverall: 36.2 x 9.9 cm (14 1/4 x 3 7/8 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye people
2010.451Wood, glass beads, brass, copper, iron, human teeth, antelope horn, hide, animal hair, minerals, plant fibersOverall: 64 x 24.5 x 24 cm (25 3/16 x 9 5/8 x 9 7/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.309GoldDudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Ram Mask (Bolo)
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Bobo people
2016.56Wood and paintOverall: 45 x 36 x 36 cm (17 11/16 x 14 3/16 x 14 3/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund©
Serpent Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, possibly Baga, late 19th-early 20th century
1960.37Wood (Nauclea pobeguinii) and paintOverall: 148 cm (58 1/4 in.)The Norweb CollectionCCCC0
Totem 01/01-18 (Baga-Batcham-Alunga-Kota)
Hervé Youmbi (Cameroon, b. 1973)
2018.5Wood, beads, glue and silicone adhesiveOverall: 188 x 53 x 38 cm (74 x 20 7/8 x 14 15/16 in.)Purchase from the Karl B. Goldfield Trust©
Head
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Nok region
1995.21TerracottaOverall: 38.2 x 20 cm (15 1/16 x 7 7/8 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
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
Eshu Dance Staff
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba people
2018.34Wood, leather, cowrie shells62 cm (24 7/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Ties That Bind
Emeka Ogboh (Nigerian, b. 1977)
2019.34Multichannel electronic sound composition; 21 minutes, 56 secondsSundry Art - Miscellaneous 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
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©
Twilight of the Idols (Fetish) 3
Kendell Geers (South African, b. 1968)
2018.4Chevron tape on lost object, nailsOverall: 140 x 43 x 39 cm (55 1/8 x 16 15/16 x 15 3/8 in.)Purchased with funds donated by Scott Mueller©
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ejagham, early 20th century
1990.23Wood, rawhide, cane, paint, bone or ivory, natural fiber, and metalOverall: 67.3 x 43.2 x 43.2 cm (26 1/2 x 17 x 17 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund©
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©
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, possibly Landuma, early 20th century
1969.3Wood and natural fibersOverall: 76.2 cm (30 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Neck Ornament
South Africa, Northern Nguni people, 19th or 20th century
2010.207Glass beads, plant fiber, copper alloy, and ironOverall: 68.6 cm (27 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Snuff Spoon/Comb
Southern, South Africa, Zulu, late 19th century
2010.233BoneOverall: 15.2 cm (6 in.)Gift of Dori and Daniel Rootenberg, Jacaranda Tribal, New YorkCCCC0
Club (Knobkerrie)
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni or Zulu, late 19th or early 20th century
2010.232WoodOverall: 66 cm (26 in.)Gift of Dori and Daniel Rootenberg, Jacaranda Tribal, New YorkCCCC0
Club (Knobkerrie)
Southern Africa, Kingdom of Eswatini, Swazi people, 19th or 20th century
2010.203WoodOverall: 66 cm (26 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Necklace (amazipho)
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni or Zulu, 19th century
2010.231Glass beads, bone, and sinewOverall: 38.1 cm (15 in.)Gift of Dori and Daniel Rootenberg in memory of Estelle RosenbergCCCC0
Helmet Mask
Africa, Mali, Bamana, possibly early to mid 20th century
2011.196WoodOverall: 36 cm (14 3/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund©
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th to early 20th century
1971.297Wood, resin, glass beads, plant fiber, and metalPart 1: 49.5 x 9.1 x 13 cm (19 1/2 x 3 9/16 x 5 1/8 in.); Part 2: 47.7 x 10 x 11 cm (18 3/4 x 3 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th to early 20th century
1971.297.1Wood, resin, glass beads, plant fiber, and metalOverall: 49.5 x 9.1 x 13 cm (19 1/2 x 3 9/16 x 5 1/8 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
1971.297.2Wood, resin, glass beads, plant fiber, and metalOverall: 47.7 x 10 x 11 cm (18 3/4 x 3 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Male Figure (Ikenga)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo people
2015.72WoodOverall: 74.5 x 18 x 20 cm (29 5/16 x 7 1/16 x 7 7/8 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Vili people
2010.433Wood, fabric, shells, beads, feathers, resin, glass, twine or cordOverall: 42 x 11.8 x 23 cm (16 9/16 x 4 5/8 x 9 1/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Male Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.434Wood with fabricOverall: 17 x 5.3 x 7 cm (6 11/16 x 2 1/16 x 2 3/4 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Soul Disk Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1952.84GoldDiameter: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Pendant: Face in Crescent
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1952.118GoldOverall: 7 x 7.4 cm (2 3/4 x 2 15/16 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Scepter
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.447IvoryOverall: 28 x 2.5 x 4 cm (11 x 1 x 1 9/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Thumb Piano
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe peoples
1915.495Wood, iron, and wireOverall: 19.1 x 10.2 x 6.4 cm (7 1/2 x 4 x 2 1/2 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension FundCCCC0
Corpus (Crucified Christ)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, Kongo people
2010.445BrassOverall: 16.5 x 12.5 x 2.5 cm (6 1/2 x 4 15/16 x 1 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Snuff Container
South Africa, Xhosa people
2016.60Hide, earth, bloodGift of Frank Herreman in memory of Hendrik and Marcelle HerremanCCCC0
Snuff Spoon
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, late 19th century
2010.234BoneOverall: 17.8 cm (7 in.)Gift of Dori and Daniel Rootenberg, Jacaranda Tribal, New YorkCCCC0
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ghana, possibly Fante, late 19th to early 20th century
1975.158Wood, hair, resin, and boneOverall: 42.9 x 4.6 x 5.1 cm (16 7/8 x 1 13/16 x 2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Plaque
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin kingdom, Edo, possibly 16th to 17th century
1999.1Copper alloyOverall: 45.7 x 38.1 cm (18 x 15 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Plaque
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, possibly 16th-17th century
1953.425Copper alloyOverall: 49.4 x 30.6 cm (19 7/16 x 12 1/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Helmet Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Suku people
2010.450Wood, basketry reed, metalOverall: 50 x 25 x 27.2 cm (19 11/16 x 9 13/16 x 10 11/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Female Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, early-mid 20th century
1974.203Wood and paintOverall: 41.2 cm (16 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast or Liberia, Dan, possibly early 20th century
1972.331Wood, metal, leather, and organic materialsOverall: 22.9 cm (9 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, late 19th to early 20th century
1972.343Wood, paint, glass beads, and natural fiberOverall: 54.1 x 7.8 x 7.5 cm (21 5/16 x 3 1/16 x 2 15/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
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
Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, probably 19th century
2005.3Elephant ivory, tukula, and oilOverall: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bust Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, Baga, early 20th century
1964.376Wood, glass beads, upholstery studs, and natural fiberOverall: 52.1 x 15.6 cm (20 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.)Gift of Edgar A. Hahn©
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©
Prestige cap (mpu)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, possibly Yombe
1997.180Raffia and leopard clawsOverall: 42 x 19.3 x 19 cm (16 9/16 x 7 5/8 x 7 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Memorial head (nsodie)
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Akan, late 17th-early 18th century
1990.22TerracottaOverall: 19.1 x 13.6 x 15.5 cm (7 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.)Edwin R. and Harriet Pelton Perkins Memorial FundCCCC0
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Mossi people
2014.1WoodOverall: 34 x 14 x 14 cm (13 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Untitled
Gérard Santoni (African, 1943-2008)
2018.307Tapestry weave; warp: commercial white cotton (?) yarn; weft: commercial cotton (?) yarn in various colors and weights and narrow strips of dyed (indigo or Kola nut) or bleached barkclothOverall: 89.5 x 125.7 cm (35 1/4 x 49 1/2 in.)Gift of Robert and Elizabeth Soppelsa, in memory of the artist Gérard Santoni©
Female Figure
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye people
2010.452Wood, brass, animal hair, antelope tuskOverall: 34.8 x 6.2 x 14.5 cm (13 11/16 x 2 7/16 x 5 11/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast or Liberia, Wè, early 20th century
1971.294Wood, metal, cloth, furOverall: 38.1 cm (15 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Face Mask
Western Sudan. Mali, Dogon, early 20th century
1975.151Wood and paintOverall: 91.5 cm (36 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Headrest
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu people or Kingdom of Eswatini, Swazi, 19th or 20th century
2010.198WoodOverall: 10.2 cm (4 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, possibly Yaure, early 20th century
1971.296Wood, paint, and colorantOverall: 31.7 cm (12 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Apron
South Africa, Southern Nguni people, 19th or 20th century
2010.206Leather, glass beads, and sinewOverall: 35.6 cm (14 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th-early 20th century
1975.155Wood, resin, and paintOverall: 40.7 cm (16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Bird Standard
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo
1974.204Wood and upholstery studsOverall: 42 cm (16 9/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe or Mozambique, Northern Nguni or Shona, 19th or 20th century
2010.200Gourd and copper alloyOverall: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Male Figure (Ofika)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbole people
2016.33WoodPurchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th-mid 20th Century
1974.201Wood, lizard skin, leopard tooth, pods, cloth, and natural fiberOverall: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Reliquary Guardian Figure
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Kota, probably 19th century
2005.2Wood, copper alloy, and ironOverall: 61 x 27.5 x 3 cm (24 x 10 13/16 x 1 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho, 19th or 20th century
2010.202Horn and woodOverall: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Veranda Post
probably by Agbonbiofe (Nigerian, 1945)
1969.55Wood, probably tar, cloth, and ironOverall: 106.6 cm (41 15/16 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
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©
Janus Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Hemba people
2010.458WoodOverall: 30.8 x 7.9 x 7.3 cm (12 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 2 7/8 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Container
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, 20th century
1974.208Wood, paint, and iron alloyOverall: 45.7 cm (18 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Pair of Figures
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Central African Republic (most likely), possibly Monzombo people
2010.460Wood, ironPart 1: 145 x 31.8 x 23.2 cm (57 1/16 x 12 1/2 x 9 1/8 in.); Part 2: 145 x 26.8 x 23.3 cm (57 1/16 x 10 9/16 x 9 3/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Figure of a Pair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Central African Republic (most likely), possibly Monzombo people
2010.460.1Wood, ironOverall: 145 x 31.8 x 23.2 cm (57 1/16 x 12 1/2 x 9 1/8 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Figure of a Pair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Central African Republic (most likely), possibly Monzombo people
2010.460.2Wood, ironOverall: 145 x 26.8 x 23.3 cm (57 1/16 x 10 9/16 x 9 3/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo (most likely) or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Teke people
2010.430Wood, resin, iron, copper, plant fiber, cloth, glass beads, coins, antelope horns, and cowrie shellsOverall: 97.1 cm (38 1/4 in.); without base: 91.5 x 16 x 16.3 cm (36 x 6 5/16 x 6 7/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Pendant: Face
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1942.172GoldOverall: 5.8 x 3.9 cm (2 5/16 x 1 9/16 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial Fund©
Mortar
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe, late 19th century
1978.28Wood, upholstery studs, cloth, and metalOverall: 22.5 x 8.4 x 13.8 cm (8 7/8 x 3 5/16 x 5 7/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, early-mid 20th century
1960.169Wood and organic materialsOverall: 111.1 cm (43 3/4 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial Fund©
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Idoma, early 20th century
1964.444Wood, human hair, paint, and possibly kaolinOverall: 20.4 x 17.8 x 16.2 cm (8 1/16 x 7 x 6 3/8 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial Fund©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Liberia, Mano people, early 20th century
1953.457Wood, copper alloy, plant fiber, cloth, rawhide or leather, teeth, seeds, resin, synthetic material, iron, and glass beadsOverall: 28 x 15.2 cm (11 x 6 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
Male Figure
Western Sudan, Mali, Inland Niger Delta, possibly 14th-17th century
1985.199TerracottaOverall: 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Headdress
Bamgboye of Odo-Owa (Nigerian, c. 1895-1978)
1991.165Wood and paintOverall: 137.2 cm (54 in.)John L. Severance Fund and Gift of Mary Price©
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©
Face Mask
carved by Sabarikwo of Ouazumon (African)
1989.48Wood, upholstery studs, resin, and paintOverall: 31.6 x 16.7 x 11.4 cm (12 7/16 x 6 9/16 x 4 1/2 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Oliphant (Side-Blown Trumpet)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.448IvoryOverall: 32 x 4 x 6 cm (12 5/8 x 1 9/16 x 2 3/8 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Divination Implement
Central Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.455Wood, glass beadsOverall: 11.4 x 3.4 x 4.8 cm (4 1/2 x 1 5/16 x 1 7/8 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.438Wood and various other materialsOverall: 17 x 7 x 6.5 cm (6 11/16 x 2 3/4 x 2 9/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Female Figurine or Finial
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.446Ivory, metalOverall: 11 x 4 x 4 cm (4 5/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.437Wood and various other materialsOverall: 17 x 7 x 6.5 cm (6 11/16 x 2 3/4 x 2 9/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Teke people
2010.431Wood, fabric, brassOverall: 23.5 x 7.5 x 8 cm (9 1/4 x 2 15/16 x 3 1/8 in.); without base: 23.3 cm (9 3/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.439Wood and various other materialsOverall: 34 x 9.5 x 25 cm (13 3/8 x 3 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Male Figurine or Finial
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.436WoodOverall: 9.7 x 3.8 x 3.3 cm (3 13/16 x 1 1/2 x 1 5/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Flywhisk
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.435Wood, animal hairOverall: 30 x 16 x 18 cm (11 13/16 x 6 5/16 x 7 1/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, probably Kongo people
2010.432Wood, mirror, iron, mud, ivory or plasticOverall: 46 x 25.7 x 19.2 cm (18 1/8 x 10 1/8 x 7 9/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Pendant
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.456IvoryOverall: 8.6 x 2.3 x 4.5 cm (3 3/8 x 7/8 x 1 3/4 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.440Wood and various other materialsOverall: 29.5 x 12 x 16 cm (11 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 6 5/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Female Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.449IvoryOverall: 12 x 2.5 x 4.5 cm (4 3/4 x 1 x 1 3/4 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Half-Figure
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Kusu people
2010.457Wood, ironOverall: 20 x 6.8 x 8.5 cm (7 7/8 x 2 11/16 x 3 3/8 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Female Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Beembe people
2010.429Wood, possibly ceramic, and copper alloyOverall: 17 x 5.8 x 4.2 cm (6 11/16 x 2 5/16 x 1 5/8 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.442Wood and various other materialsOverall: 12 x 4 x 4 cm (4 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.443Wood and various other materialsOverall: 11.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm (4 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 9/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.441Wood and various other materialsOverall: 23 x 9 x 11 cm (9 1/16 x 3 9/16 x 4 5/16 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Malinke, 20th century
1994.14Wood, aluminum, copper alloy, animal hair, and steelOverall: 62.2 x 23 x 15.3 cm (24 1/2 x 9 1/16 x 6 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund©
Antelope Headdress
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, early-mid 20th century
1965.325Wood, cowrie shells, glass beads, possibly aluminum, iron alloy, upholstery studs, and natural fibersOverall: 44.5 x 66 cm (17 1/2 x 26 in.)Gift of Mrs. Ralph M. Coe in memory of Ralph M. Coe©
Mother and Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1969.7Wood and colorantOverall: 33 cm (13 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mother and Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yombe, late 19th-early 20th century
1997.149Wood and paintOverall: 64.7 cm (25 1/2 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Mother-and-Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, late 19th-early 20th century
1931.426Wood, glass beads, upholstery studs, natural fiber, and pigmentOverall: 53.4 x 13.1 x 14.6 cm (21 x 5 3/16 x 5 3/4 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu HouseCCCC0
Gold Weight :  Antelope
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.306Copper alloyOverall: 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Male Figure
Totokro Master
1931.204WoodOverall: 44.8 x 9.3 x 7.7 cm (17 5/8 x 3 11/16 x 3 1/16 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Pair of Twin Figures
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332Wood, organic material, probably bluing, glass beads, and natural fiberEach: 28 cm (11 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Twin Figure
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332.1Wood, organic material, probably bluing, glass beads, and natural fiberOverall: 28 cm (11 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Twin Figure
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332.2Wood, organic material, probably bluing, glass beads, and natural fiberOverall: 28 cm (11 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Pipe
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pyaang, 20th century
1976.181Wood, copper alloy, iron alloy, and organic materialsOverall: 39.4 cm (15 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
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©
Pair of Lions
Guinea Coast, Benin, Fon, 20th century
1965.323WoodPart 1: 36 x 53.4 x 17.8 cm (14 3/16 x 21 x 7 in.); Part 2: 36 x 59.8 x 21.6 cm (14 3/16 x 23 9/16 x 8 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. Ralph M. Coe in memory of Ralph M. Coe©
Lion
Guinea Coast, Benin, Fon, 20th century
1965.323.1WoodOverall: 36 x 53.4 x 17.8 cm (14 3/16 x 21 x 7 in.)Gift of Mrs. Ralph M. Coe in memory of Ralph M. Coe©
Lion
Guinea Coast, Benin, Fon, 20th century
1965.323.2WoodOverall: 36 x 59.8 x 21.6 cm (14 3/16 x 23 9/16 x 8 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. Ralph M. Coe in memory of Ralph M. Coe©
Pair of Figure Staffs (Edan Ogboni)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba people
1996.403Copper alloy and ironOverall: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)Gift of Drs. James, Gladys, Jay, Jeffrey, and Jamie StrainCCCC0
Plank Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bembe, possibly early 20th century
2006.116Wood, colorant, and ironOverall: 46 cm (18 1/8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund©
Equestrian Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, possibly 18th century
2007.160Copper alloyWith base: 34.3 x 10.8 x 25.4 cm (13 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 10 in.); without base: 31.3 x 10.8 x 25.4 cm (12 5/16 x 4 1/4 x 10 in.)Alma Kroeger FundCCCC0
Feast Ladle
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Dan People
2013.52Wood, cordOverall: 57.3 cm (22 9/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin TrustCCCC0
Crown
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1995.22Cloth (probably cotton and wool), glass beads, reeds, cardboard, wood, plant fiber, cotton, and quillsDiameter: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.); Overall: 105.9 cm (41 11/16 in.); Cone: 35.1 cm (13 13/16 in.); Fringe: 55.3 cm (21 3/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Hungaan, mid to late 19th century
2003.36Wood and colorantOverall: 68 cm (26 3/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Helmet Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Malinke, mid-late 1800s
2004.84Wood and probably resinOverall: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1952.85GoldOverall: 3.6 x 7.7 cm (1 7/16 x 3 1/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Male figure
Unidentified people, Benue River Valley, Nigeria
2016.57Copper alloyHeight: 44.7 cm (17 5/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Pipe Bowl
Southern Nguni people, South Africa, possibly 19th century
2012.42Green stone (Nephrite), metalOverall: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Pendant: Face in Diamond
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1942.171GoldOverall: 9.2 x 8.9 cm (3 5/8 x 3 1/2 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial Fund©
Bow Stand
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2018.27Wood, plant fiberWithout base: 57.9 x 23 x 10 cm (22 13/16 x 9 1/16 x 3 15/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
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©
Helmet Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, possibly Kom, early 20th century
1971.66Wood, paint, organic material, and iron alloyOverall: 33 x 63.5 x 41.9 cm (13 x 25 x 16 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Wixom in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph M. CoeCCCC0
Staff
The Baboon Master (African)
2010.204WoodOverall: 120.7 cm (47 1/2 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni, 19th or 20th century
2010.201Wood, glass beads, shell, and cottonOverall: 20.3 cm (8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Pipe
Southern Africa, South Africa, Xhosa, 19th or 20th century
2010.199Wood, copper, glass beads, sinew, leather, and threadOverall: 20.3 cm (8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Helmet Mask
Western Sudan, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
1972.336WoodOverall: 122 cm (48 1/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Female Figure
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1976.172WoodOverall: 74.9 cm (29 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Pair of Twin Figures
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.334Wood, organic material, probably bluing, glass beads, and natural fiberEach: 27.3 cm (10 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Twin Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.334.1Wood, organic material, probably bluing, glass beads, and natural fiberOverall: 27.3 cm (10 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Twin Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.334.2Wood, organic material, probably bluing, glass beads, and natural fiberOverall: 27.3 cm (10 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo, 20th century
1973.222Wood, paint, and plant fiberOverall: 56.5 cm (22 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Helmet
Guinea Coast, Nigeria,Yoruba people, late 19th-early 20th century
1969.5Wood and paintOverall: 62.9 cm (24 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Ladle
Eastern Africa, Zambia, Lozi, 20th century
1976.184WoodOverall: 33.6 cm (13 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Heddle Pulley
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
1973.219Wood and metalOverall: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ibibio, 20th century
1975.160Wood, pigment, plant fiber, and metalOverall: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Angola/Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chokwe, 20th century
1978.27Wood, reeds, plant fiber, burlap, natural fiber (possibly cotton), and colorantOverall: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Male Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, 20th century
1972.341WoodOverall: 22.9 cm (9 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1974.205TerracottaOverall: 12.7 cm (5 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende (Eastern), 20th century
1976.179Wood and colorantOverall: 26.1 cm (10 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Pair of Bracelets
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang, 20th century
1976.177Copper alloyGift of Katherine C. White©
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©
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©
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©
Gold Weight:  Geometric
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1962.244Copper alloyOverall: 2.4 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm (15/16 x 9/16 x 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. HornungCCCC0
Mother-and-Child Caryatid Vessel
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, mid-late 19th century
1994.200Wood and colorantOverall: 31.7 x 15.7 x 15.9 cm (12 1/2 x 6 3/16 x 6 1/4 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Woman's Skirt
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbuun people
2013.5Raffia palm fiberOverall: 73.7 x 102.9 cm (29 x 40 1/2 in.)Alma Kroeger FundCCCC0
Face Mask (Iru mmuo)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo people
2016.10WoodOverall: 16.9 x 11 x 6 cm (6 5/8 x 4 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.)Gift of Kim Sherwin©
Memorial Figure (Ere ibeji)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba people
2016.9Wood, metal, beads, cowries, fiber, blue 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
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kongo or Vili, early 19th century
1974.186Wood, iron, and metalized glassOverall: 55.9 cm (22 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Dan, 20th century
1971.295WoodOverall: 48.2 cm (19 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Dancewand
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba,, 20th century
1974.207Wood, glass beads, colorant, and natural fiberOverall: 38.7 cm (15 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Gold Weight:  Geometric
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1969.265Copper alloyGift of Georges D. RodriguesCCCC0
Prestige Chair
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon
1983.33Wood and paintOverall: 80.7 x 53.3 x 44.5 cm (31 3/4 x 21 x 17 1/2 in.)Gift in memory of his parents, Wheeler B. and Dorothy Preston by Mary and John PrestonCCCC0
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©
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©
Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1971.289Wood, paint, leather, human hair, plant fiber, and metalOverall: 94 cm (37 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Gold Weight: Fish
Africa, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1961.399Copper alloyOverall: 2.8 x 6.6 x 0.4 cm (1 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 3/16 in.)Gift of William Ellery GreeneCCCC0
Male Figure
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule or Anyi, 20th century
1975.156Wood and colorantOverall: 49.2 cm (19 3/8 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, 20th century
1972.329Wood, kaolin, and paintOverall: 38.2 cm (15 1/16 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©
Mother and Child Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.342Wood, paint, glass beads, natural fiber, and ironOverall: 59.1 cm (23 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
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
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©
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©
Figure (baàthíl)
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Lobi, early 20th century
1967.152Wood and organic materialsOverall: 63.6 cm (25 1/16 in.)Gift in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph M. Coe from various donorsCCCC0
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©
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©
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©
Gold Weight: Drum with Jaws of Defeated Enemies
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1969.266BrassOverall: 3.6 x 5.3 cm (1 7/16 x 2 1/16 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin N. HaasCCCC0
Pendant
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, 19th century
1976.189IvoryOverall: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)Given in memory of Dr. Thomas Munro by his childrenCCCC0
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 19th century
1915.442Probably hippopotamus ivoryOverall: 5.7 x 3.2 cm (2 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Carved Tooth
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th century
1969.137Hippopotamus ivory and organic materialOverall: 33 cm (13 in.)Gift of Mrs. Charles E. RosemanCCCC0
Bracelet and Anklet
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast/Liberia, Dan, 20th century
1982.341Copper alloyPart 1: 16 x 14.2 cm (6 5/16 x 5 9/16 in.); Part 2: 14.1 x 11.7 cm (5 9/16 x 4 5/8 in.)Gift of Willett Rankin Wilson, in memory of Audley R. and Edna Moore Wilson©
Anklet
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast/Liberia, Dan, 20th century
1982.341.2Copper alloyOverall: 14.1 x 11.7 cm (5 9/16 x 4 5/8 in.)Gift of Willett Rankin Wilson, in memory of Audley R. and Edna Moore Wilson©
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
Heddle Pulley
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
1970.354WoodGift of The Butkin Foundation©
Vessel with Rope Stand
Asibi Waje Kwali (Nigerian)
1988.244Ceramic and plant fiberVessel: 36.4 cm (14 5/16 in.)Gift of Phyllis Sloane in memory of David Sloane©
Vessel
Asibi Waje Kwali (Nigerian)
1988.244.aCeramicOverall: 36.4 cm (14 5/16 in.)Gift of Phyllis Sloane in memory of David Sloane©
Vessel
Asibi Waje Kwali (Nigerian)
1988.244.bPlant fiberOverall: 36.4 cm (14 5/16 in.)Gift of Phyllis Sloane in memory of David Sloane©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Nafana, 20th century
1969.119Wood, paint, and plant fiberOverall: 138.4 x 63.5 cm (54 1/2 x 25 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Elephant Mask
Africa, Equatorial Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon, Bamileke
1985.1082Cotton, burlap, glass beads, twine, leather, and woodOverall: 139.7 x 50.8 x 19.1 cm (55 x 20 x 7 1/2 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1975.190Wood and plant fiberOverall: 25.4 cm (10 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Whistle (kasengosengo)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
1954.376WoodOverall: 9.6 x 4.8 cm (3 3/4 x 1 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. Louise M. Dunn in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Jelliffe©
Female/Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, 20th century
1977.192IvoryOverall: 17.8 cm (7 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Cup
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, 20th century
1975.191WoodOverall: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria or Republic of Benin, Yoruba, 20th century
1972.327WoodOverall: 40.7 cm (16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Cockerel
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, 20th century
1973.221WoodOverall: 47.6 cm (18 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Doll
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Ashanti, 2nd quarter 20th century
1974.211Wood, glass beads, and natural fiberOverall: 35 cm (13 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Royal Retainer
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamum, early 20th century
1969.6WoodOverall: 68.6 cm (27 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Bowl
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, early 20th century
1994.89EarthenwareDiameter: 26.4 cm (10 3/8 in.); Overall: 8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Pot
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu
1999.192TerracottaOverall: 26.7 x 25.4 cm (10 1/2 x 10 in.)Gift of Bernie and Sue Pucker in memory of Robert P. Bergman©
Comb
Central Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chokwe peoples, mid-late 19th century
1915.453Wood, glass beads, and natural fibersOverall: 13.3 x 8 x 1.4 cm (5 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 9/16 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension FundCCCC0
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©
Bushcow Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon Bamileke, early 20th century
1972.340Wood and colorantOverall: 55.9 cm (22 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century
1916.1022.aIron, wood, and brassOverall: 57.4 cm (22 5/8 in.); Blade: 24.2 cm (9 1/2 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Sheath
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century
1916.1022.bHide, sewn with reeds, metal topOverall: 57.4 cm (22 5/8 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Dance Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, 2nd quarter 20th century
1962.352WoodOverall: 47.6 cm (18 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Liberia or Ivory Coast, Dan, 20th century
1977.191Wood and colorantOverall: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1973.220Copper alloy and ironOverall: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Head
Guinea Coast, Liberia or Ivory Coast, Dan or We, 20th century
1973.218Wood, glass beads, organic material, plant fiber, and cowrie shellsOverall: 38.8 cm (15 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Spoon
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, 2nd quarter 20th century
1976.186IvoryOverall: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, early 20th century
1972.339Wood, probably bluing, and organic materialOverall: 38.7 cm (15 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Hornbill Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1973.217Wood, colorant, organic material, and seeds (Abrus precatorius)Overall: 68.6 cm (27 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Figure
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo, early 20th century
1972.338WoodOverall: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Head
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Akan, 2nd half of 17th century
1975.157TerracottaOverall: 12.7 cm (5 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Pipe Bowl
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bali, 20th century
1975.162CeramicOverall: 28 cm (11 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Male Figure
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon
1972.337WoodOverall: 43.2 cm (17 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Adugbologe (Nigerian, c. 1940)
1969.4Wood, colorant, and plant fibersOverall: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Stand or Bowl
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon
1974.209Wood and organic materialsOverall: 33 cm (13 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Cow Mask
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, early 20th century
1975.161Wood and colorantOverall: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Neck Ring
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang
1976.173Copper alloyGift of Katherine C. White©
Bracelet
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang
1976.174Copper alloyGift of Katherine C. White©
Bracelet
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang
1976.176Copper alloyGift of Katherine C. White©
Drum
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Iseyin, Yoruba
1975.159Wood and rawhideOverall: 45 cm (17 11/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Bracelet
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang
1976.175Copper alloyGift of Katherine C. White©
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
Male Figure
Robert of Babanki (African)
1972.328Wood and colorantOverall: 57.2 cm (22 1/2 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©
Pipe
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon Bagam
1972.330Copper alloyOverall: 43.2 cm (17 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Ring: Coiled Snake on a Ball
Guinea Coast Ghana, Asante, 20th century
1951.320GoldOverall: 4.5 x 3 x 2.3 cm (1 3/4 x 1 3/16 x 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Vessel
Mbitim (Sudanese)
1996.301TerracottaOverall: 22.9 cm (9 in.)Sundry Purchase Fund©
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 19th century
1996.402Copper alloy and ironOverall: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)Gift of Drs. James, Gladys, Jay, Jeffrey, and Jamie StrainCCCC0
Coronet
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1998.279Cloth, glass beads, and threadOverall: 12.7 x 19.5 x 19.7 cm (5 x 7 11/16 x 7 3/4 in.)Gift of Drs. James, Gladys, Jay, Jeffrey, and Jamie Strain©
Ring: Cannon Flanked by Two Birds
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 20th century
1951.321GoldOverall: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
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©
Vessel
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamileke, 20th century
1998.94TerracottaOverall: 45 cm (17 11/16 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Wig (uyembe matota, wiyembe, or pulumba)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe, early to mid 20th century
2007.1Plant fiber, pelt, and clayOverall: 12.7 x 24.8 x 27.3 cm (5 x 9 3/4 x 10 3/4 in.)The Jane B. Tripp Charitable Lead Annuity Trust©
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©
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©
Pendant: Cross Form with Bird
Guinea Ghana, Asante, 20th century
1942.170GoldOverall: 5.8 x 3.3 cm (2 5/16 x 1 5/16 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial Fund©
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 19th century
1915.444Probably hippopotamus ivoryOverall: 8.6 x 3.2 cm (3 3/8 x 1 1/4 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Tray
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1993.235WoodDiameter: 42 cm (16 9/16 in.); Overall: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)Gift of Drs. James and Gladys Strain©
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©
Jar
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Nupe, 20th century
1995.210TerracottaDiameter: 35.7 cm (14 1/16 in.); Overall: 36.9 cm (14 1/2 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Lidded Pot
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, mid-20th century
1999.13.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©
Pipe
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luluwa people or Luntu, 20th century
2008.152Wood, iron, and copper alloyOverall: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.)Jo Hershey Selden Fund©
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 1800s
1915.443Probably hippopotamus ivoryOverall: 7.3 x 3.2 cm (2 7/8 x 1 1/4 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Hat
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, early-mid 20th century
2005.56Plant fibers, elephant rawhide and hair, cowrie shells, glass beads, and cordOverall: 55.9 cm (22 in.)Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund©
Bracelet
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