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Location: 108A Sub-Saharan (61)
Location: 108A Sub-Saharan (61)
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
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Beembe people
2010.428CCCC0
Crucifix
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, Kongo people
2010.444CCCC0
Mother-and-Child Figure
Africa, Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo people
1961.198CCCC0
Ancestral Commemorative Head (uhunmwun-elao)
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
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
Male Figure
probably carved by Ateu Atsa (Cameroonian)
1987.62CCCC0
Bush Buffalo Mask
Africa, Western Sudan, possibly Bwa people, early-mid 20th century
1969.2©
Ancestral Altar Tusk
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1968.284CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, mid-late 19th century
1935.304CCCC0
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ejagham, early 20th century
1990.23©
Head of a Hobbyhorse
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, late 19th-early 20th century
1935.307CCCC0
Ram Mask (Bolo)
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Bobo people
2016.56©
Helmet Mask
Africa, Mali, Bamana, possibly early to mid 20th century
2011.196©
Figure (baàthíl)
Burkina Faso, Ghana, or Côte d’Ivoire, Lobi–style artist
1967.152CCCC0
Head
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Nok region
1995.21CCCC0
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 figure (nkisi nkondi)
Democratic Republic of Congo or Cabinda (Angola), Kongo artist and nganga
2010.432CCCC0
Male Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.434CCCC0
Figure
Guinea Coast, Sierra Leone, so-called Sapi, possibly early 15th century
1976.29CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, probably 19th century
2005.3CCCC0
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Mossi people
2014.1©
Idiophone/Staff (ahianmwẹn-ọrọ)
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1938.5CCCC0
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
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©
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, possibly Landuma, early 20th century
1969.3©
Headdress (chi wara)
Mali, Bamana blacksmith
1965.325©
Female Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, early-mid 20th century
1974.203©
Hen
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, member(s) of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1973.221©
Half-Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, late 19th-early 20th century
1974.212CCCC0
Hat (Kalyeem)
Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba artist
1998.29©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast or Liberia, Dan, possibly early 20th century
1972.331©
Male Figure (Ofika)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbole people
2016.33CCCC0
Plaque
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1999.1CCCC0
No image available
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ife, Yoruba
21.2018©
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©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, possibly Yaure, early 20th century
1971.296©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th-early 20th century
1975.155CCCC0
Bird Standard
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo
1974.204©
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
Bust Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, Baga, early 20th century
1964.376©
Plaque
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1953.425CCCC0
Veranda Post
probably by Agbonbiofe (Nigerian, 1945)
1969.55CCCC0
Bow Stand
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2018.27CCCC0
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
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Malinke, 20th century
1994.14©
Hand Coil
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igun Eronmwon (royal brasscasters) guild
1975.188CCCC0
Plank Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bembe, possibly early 20th century
2006.116©
Rattle Staff (ukhuhre)
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, member(s) of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1998.85©
Palm Wine Vessel (kuh mendu)
Cameroon, probably Babessi or Bamessing, Cameroon Grassfields potter
1998.94©
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
Feast Ladle
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Dan People
2013.52CCCC0
Male figure
Unidentified people, Benue River Valley, Nigeria
2016.57CCCC0
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
2008.150©
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Pair of Figures
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Ngbandi people
2010.459Wood, iron alloy, copper alloy, glass beads, plant fiber, and clothPart 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
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
Crucifix
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, Kongo people
2010.444Copper alloy, wood, upholstery studs, and iron alloyOverall: 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
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
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
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454Wood, glass beads, upholstery studs, plant fiber, and 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
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 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©
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
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
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©
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
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©
Helmet Mask
Africa, Mali, Bamana, possibly early to mid 20th century
2011.196Wood and organic materialsOverall: 36 cm (14 3/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund©
Figure (baàthíl)
Burkina Faso, Ghana, or Côte d’Ivoire, Lobi–style artist
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
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
Male Figure (Ikenga)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo people
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 Fund©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Vili people
2010.433Wood, cloth, resin, organic material, feathers, natural fibers, antelope horn, seashells (including cowrie shells), glass beads, metalized glass, and plant fiberOverall: 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 figure (nkisi nkondi)
Democratic Republic of Congo or Cabinda (Angola), Kongo artist and nganga
2010.432Wood, metalized glass, iron, organic material, ivory or plastic, and natural fiberOverall: 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
Male Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.434Wood, organic material (including resin), metalized glass, and clothOverall: 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
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
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
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Mossi people
2014.1Wood and paintOverall: 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©
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
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
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©
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, possibly Landuma, early 20th century
1969.3Wood and natural fibersOverall: 76.2 cm (30 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Headdress (chi wara)
Mali, Bamana blacksmith
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©
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©
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. 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
Hat (Kalyeem)
Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba artist
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©
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©
Male Figure (Ofika)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbole people
2016.33Wood, colorant, and upholstery studs42.2 cm (16 5/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
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
No image available
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ife, Yoruba
21.2018Terracotta15.2 x 8.3 x 9.5 cm (6 x 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast or Liberia, Wè, early 20th century
1971.294Wood, boar tusks, pelt, cloth, human hair, probably aluminum, reeds, iron alloy, copper alloy, plant fiber, and paintOverall: 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©
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©
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©
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
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©
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
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
Bow Stand
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2018.27Wood and 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
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
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©
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
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©
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 White©
Palm Wine Vessel (kuh mendu)
Cameroon, probably Babessi or Bamessing, Cameroon Grassfields potter
1998.94TerracottaOverall: 45 cm (17 11/16 in.)John L. Severance 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
Feast Ladle
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Dan People
2013.52Wood, twine, and possibly resinOverall: 57.3 cm (22 9/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin TrustCCCC0
Male figure
Unidentified people, Benue River Valley, Nigeria
2016.57Copper alloyHeight: 44.7 cm (17 5/8 in.)John L. Severance 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©