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Medium: Wood and glass beads (35)
Medium: Wood and glass beads (35)
Sandals (mitalawanda / mitawanda) or Clogs (kiatu cha mti)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, unidentified carver
1929.566CCCC0
Peg (msuruaki) for a Sandal (mtalawanda / mtawanda) or Clog (kiatu cha mti)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, unidentified carver
1929.566.1.bCCCC0
Sandal (mtalawanda / mtawanda) or Clog (kiatu cha mti)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, unidentified carver
1929.566.2CCCC0
Ifá diviner's necklace (òdìgbà Ifá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1995.23CCCC0
Pair of Figures
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, probably Ngbandi-style carver
2010.459CCCC0
Female Figure of a Pair
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, probably Ngbandi-style carver
2010.459.2CCCC0
Prestige stool (Kuo)
Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon, Bandjoun Kingdom, Bamileke makers
2006.138CCCC0
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Luba-style carver
2010.454CCCC0
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Luba-style carver
2010.454.aCCCC0
Figure (kgöngwana-tshingwana/Ngwana sehô)
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho-style maker
2010.208CCCC0
Divination Implement
Central Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.455CCCC0
Figure Pair (asye usu)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver
1971.297CCCC0
Male Figure from a Pair (asye usu)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver
1971.297.1CCCC0
Female Figure from a Pair (asye usu)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver
1971.297.2CCCC0
Snuff Container
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni-style maker
2010.201CCCC0
Female Figure
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, possibly Bondoukou region, unknown maker
1972.343CCCC0
Comb (cisakulo)
Africa, Central Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of Congo, Chokwe carver
1915.453CCCC0
Pipe
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Xhosa-style maker
2010.199CCCC0
Headdress (Zigiren-Wɔndɛ)
Africa, West Africa, Guinea, Baga-style carver
1964.376CCCC0
Totem 01/01–18 (Baga-Batcham-Alunga-Kota)
Hervé Youmbi (Cameroonian, b. Central African Republic, 1973)
2018.5©
Mask (mbap mteng): Elephant (aka)
Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon, Grassfields region, Bamileke-style maker
1985.1082CCCC0
Figure (Nkishi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Luba-style maker
1974.212CCCC0
Male Figure (Nkisi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Vili-style maker
2010.433CCCC0
Headdress (chi wara)
Mali, Bamana blacksmith
1965.325CCCC0
Dance Wand for Ṣàngó (osé Ṣàngó)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1974.207©
Male Figure (nkishi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Songye-style carver and nganga
2010.451CCCC0
Pair of Twin Figures (Ère Ìbejì)
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332©
Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332.1©
Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332.2©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo (most likely) or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Teke people
2010.430CCCC0
Mother-and-Child Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, late 19th-early 20th century
1931.426CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.442CCCC0
Pair of Twin Figures (Ère Ìbejì)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1972.334©
Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1972.334.1©
Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1972.334.2©
Mask
Africa, West Africa, Liberia, Mano-style carver
1953.457CCCC0
Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
2016.9CCCC0
Doll
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Ashanti, 2nd quarter 20th century
1974.211©
Mother and Child Figure
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá peoples
1972.342©
Crown (adéńlá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1995.22CCCC0
Head
Guinea Coast, Liberia or Ivory Coast, Dan or We, 20th century
1973.218©
Antelope Headdress
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, early 20th century
1962.307CCCC0
Bowharp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1929.344CCCC0
Female Figure
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tabwa, late 19th or early 20th century
1996.266CCCC0
Figure
Africa, Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, 20th century
2008.1012CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Sandals (mitalawanda / mitawanda) or Clogs (kiatu cha mti)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, unidentified carver
1929.566Wood and glass beadsOverall: 6 x 10.2 cm (2 3/8 x 4 in.); Part 2: 4.5 x 12.4 cm (1 3/4 x 4 7/8 in.); Part 3: 6 x 9.5 cm (2 3/8 x 3 3/4 in.); Part 4: 3.2 x 12.1 cm (1 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Ifá diviner's necklace (òdìgbà Ifá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1995.23Cloth, glass beads, cardboard, cotton, probably wool, and woodOverall: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.); Bag: 21.5 x 19.6 cm (8 7/16 x 7 11/16 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Pair of Figures
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, probably Ngbandi-style carver
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
Prestige stool (Kuo)
Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon, Bandjoun Kingdom, Bamileke makers
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
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Luba-style carver
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
Figure (kgöngwana-tshingwana/Ngwana sehô)
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho-style maker
2010.208Wood, glass beads, cloth, thread, and copper alloyOverall: 25.4 cm (10 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Divination Implement
Central Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.455Wood, glass beads, and natural fiberOverall: 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
Figure Pair (asye usu)
Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver
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
Snuff Container
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni-style maker
2010.201Wood, glass beads, shell, and cottonOverall: 20.3 cm (8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Female Figure
Africa, West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, possibly Bondoukou region, unknown maker
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
Comb (cisakulo)
Africa, Central Africa, Angola or Democratic Republic of Congo, Chokwe carver
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
Pipe
Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Xhosa-style maker
2010.199Wood, copper, glass beads, sinew, leather, and threadOverall: 20.3 cm (8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Headdress (Zigiren-Wɔndɛ)
Africa, West Africa, Guinea, Baga-style carver
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. HahnCCCC0
Totem 01/01–18 (Baga-Batcham-Alunga-Kota)
Hervé Youmbi (Cameroonian, b. Central African Republic, 1973)
2018.5Wood, glass beads, thread, 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©
Mask (mbap mteng): Elephant (aka)
Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon, Grassfields region, Bamileke-style maker
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 FundCCCC0
Figure (Nkishi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Luba-style maker
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
Male Figure (Nkisi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Vili-style maker
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
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. CoeCCCC0
Dance Wand for Ṣàngó (osé Ṣàngó)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1974.207Wood, glass beads, colorant, and natural fiberOverall: 38.7 cm (15 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Male Figure (nkishi)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Songye-style carver and nganga
2010.451Wood, glass beads, brass (including upholstery studs), copper alloy, iron alloy, raffia, reedbuck antelope horn, rawhide, animal hair, human teeth, organic material, minerals, and 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
Pair of Twin Figures (Ère Ìbejì)
Fakeye School (Nigerian)
1972.332Wood, organic material, probably bluing, glass beads, and natural fiberEach: 28 cm (11 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
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
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
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.442Wood, organic materials (including resin), iron, reed, tooth, seashell or glass beads, and possibly plasticOverall: 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
Pair of Twin Figures (Ère Ìbejì)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1972.334Wood, organic material, probably bluing, glass beads, and natural fiberEach: 27.3 cm (10 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Africa, West Africa, Liberia, Mano-style carver
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 FundCCCC0
Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
2016.9Wood, copper alloy, iron alloy, lead, glass beads, cowrie shells, twine, and pigmentOverall: 25.6 x 18.8 x 5.8 cm (10 1/16 x 7 3/8 x 2 5/16 in.)Gift of Kim SherwinCCCC0
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©
Mother and Child Figure
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá peoples
1972.342Wood, paint, glass beads, natural fiber, and ironOverall: 59.1 cm (23 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Crown (adéńlá)
Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yorùbá-style maker
1995.22Cloth (probably cotton and wool), glass beads, reeds, cardboard, wood, plant fiber, cotton, and quillsDiameter: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.); Overall: 105.9 cm (41 11/16 in.); Cone: 35.1 cm (13 13/16 in.); Fringe: 55.3 cm (21 3/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
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©
Antelope Headdress
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, early 20th century
1962.307Wood, metal, glass beads, seashells, string, and probably tarOverall: 45.2 x 4.8 x 12.4 cm (17 13/16 x 1 7/8 x 4 7/8 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
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 HouseCCCC0
Female Figure
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tabwa, late 19th or early 20th century
1996.266Wood, cloth, glass beads, and natural fiberOverall: 36.2 x 7.8 x 9 cm (14 1/4 x 3 1/16 x 3 9/16 in.)Gift of Harry W. LangworthyCCCC0
Figure
Africa, Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, 20th century
2008.1012Wood, glass beads, cloth, thread, and cowrie shellsOverall: 50 x 13 x 10 cm (19 11/16 x 5 1/8 x 3 15/16 in.)The Nina M. Traub TrustCCCC0