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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©
Pair of Figures
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, probably Ngbandi people
2010.459CCCC0
Female Figure of a Pair
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ngbandi people
2010.459.2CCCC0
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
Bow Stand
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2018.27CCCC0
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
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
2008.150©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo, 20th century
1973.222©
Face Mask (Iru mmuo)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo people
2016.10©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Vili people
2010.433CCCC0
Half-Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, late 19th-early 20th century
1974.212CCCC0
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1975.190©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ibibio, 20th century
1975.160©
Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Nafana, 20th century
1969.119©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo (most likely) or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Teke people
2010.430CCCC0
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.441CCCC0
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Angola/Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chokwe, 20th century
1978.27©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Liberia, Mano people, early 20th century
1953.457©
Bowharp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1929.344©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast or Liberia, Wè, early 20th century
1971.294©
Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, 20th century
1971.289©
Crown
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1995.22©
Rattle Staff (ukhuhre)
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, member(s) of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1998.85©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye people
2010.451CCCC0
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Republic of the Congo, Kongo or Vili, early 20th century
1975.166©
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.439CCCC0
Hat
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bamileke, 20th century
2007.181©
Shield
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th century
1988.245CCCC0
Knife
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangala, early 20th Century
1916.743CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Suku, early 20th century
1975.167©
Shield
East Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.325©
Mask
Adugbologe (Nigerian, c. 1940)
1969.4©
Heddle Pulley
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule
1971.300©
Divination Implement
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, Late 19th- Early 20th century
1969.550CCCC0
Head
Guinea Coast, Liberia or Ivory Coast, Dan or We, 20th century
1973.218©
Drum (ingoma)
Eastern Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.343©
Fiddle (iningidi)
Eastern Africa, Rwanda-Burundi, 20th century
1929.347©
Harp
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, 20th century
1918.357©
Sword
Africa, 20th century
1929.331©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century
1916.1022CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
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©
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
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
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
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
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©
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©
Face Mask (Iru mmuo)
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Igbo people
2016.10Wood, pigment, plant fiber, and cottonOverall: 16.9 x 11 x 6 cm (6 5/8 x 4 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.)Gift of Kim Sherwin©
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
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
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1975.190Wood and plant fiberOverall: 25.4 cm (10 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
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©
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©
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
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.441Wood, organic materials (including resin), cloth, metalized glass, possibly porcelain, and plant fiberOverall: 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
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©
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©
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©
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©
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©
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©
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©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye people
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
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Republic of the Congo, Kongo or Vili, early 20th century
1975.166Wood and plant fiberOverall: 24.7 cm (9 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Figurine
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Kongo people
2010.439Wood, metalized glass, organic materials (including resin), feathers, plant fibers, iron, and copper alloyOverall: 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
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©
Shield
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th century
1988.245Bamboo, wood, and plant fibersOverall: 134.6 cm (53 in.)Gift of Mrs. Carl Lerch in memory of the Reverend Andrew F. HenseyCCCC0
Knife
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of 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
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Suku, early 20th century
1975.167Wood, upholstery studs, and plant fiberOverall: 30.5 cm (12 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Shield
East Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.325Bamboo, wood, pelt, and plant fiberOverall: 34.6 cm (13 5/8 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
Mask
Adugbologe (Nigerian, c. 1940)
1969.4Wood, colorant, and plant fibersOverall: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Heddle Pulley
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule
1971.300Wood, metal, and plant fiberOverall: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Divination Implement
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, Late 19th- Early 20th century
1969.550Wood and plant fiberOverall: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)Gift of various donors by exchangeCCCC0
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©
Drum (ingoma)
Eastern Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.343Wood, rawhide, and plant fiberDiameter: 31.2 cm (12 5/16 in.); Overall: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Fiddle (iningidi)
Eastern Africa, Rwanda-Burundi, 20th century
1929.347Wood, snakeskin, and plant fiberDiameter: 10.2 cm (4 in.); Overall: 44.2 cm (17 3/8 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Harp
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, 20th century
1918.357Wood, snakeskin, plant fiber, cane, string, and colorantOverall: 63.6 cm (25 1/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Sword
Africa, 20th century
1929.331Iron, leather, wood, metal, and plant fiberOverall: 99.3 cm (39 1/8 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
Knife
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century
1916.1022Iron, wood, copper alloy, metal, rawhide, and plant fiberOverall: 57.4 cm (22 5/8 in.); Blade: 24.2 cm (9 1/2 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0