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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
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante people, 19th century
1935.310CCCC0
Face Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, possibly Baule, 20th century
1954.602©
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
Crucifix
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, Kongo people
2010.444CCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.308CCCC0
Pendant: Crocodile
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1952.265©
Head
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo
1938.6CCCC0
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454CCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.312CCCC0
Figure
Guinea Coast, Sierra Leone, so-called Sapi, possibly early 15th century
1976.29CCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.311CCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.309CCCC0
Bush Buffalo Mask
Africa, Western Sudan, possibly Bwa people, early-mid 20th century
1969.2©
Soul Disk Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1944.290CCCC0
Clapper
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, possibly 19th century
1938.5CCCC0
Serpent Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, possibly Baga, late 19th-early 20th century
1960.37CCCC0
Male Figure
probably carved by Ateu Atsa (African)
1987.62©
Staff of Office
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba
2004.85CCCC0
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©
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©
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
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©
Sauveteur 3
Pascale Marthine Tayou (Cameroonian, b. 1966)
2018.204©
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ghana, possibly Fante, late 19th to early 20th century
1975.158CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye people
2010.451CCCC0
Ram Mask (Bolo)
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Bobo people
2016.56©
Plaque
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, possibly 16th-17th century
1953.425CCCC0
Female Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, early-mid 20th century
1974.203©
Leopard Caryatid Stool
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bandjoun kingdom, Bamileke, possibly 19th century
2006.138CCCC0
Head
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Nok region
1995.21CCCC0
Plaque
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin kingdom, Edo, possibly 16th to 17th century
1999.1CCCC0
Totem 01/01-18 (Baga-Batcham-Alunga-Kota)
Hervé Youmbi (Cameroon, b. 1973)
2018.5©
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, late 19th to early 20th century
1972.343CCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast or Liberia, Dan, possibly early 20th century
1972.331©
Carved Tusk
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, 19th century
1968.284CCCC0
Half-Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, late 19th-early 20th century
1974.212CCCC0
Bust Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, Baga, early 20th century
1964.376©
Eshu Dance Staff
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba people
2018.34CCCC0
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©
Helmet Mask
Africa, Mali, Bamana, possibly early to mid 20th century
2011.196©
Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Repulic of the Congo, late 19th-mid 20th Century
1974.201CCCC0
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ejagham, early 20th century
1990.23©
Reliquary Guardian Figure
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Kota, probably 19th century
2005.2CCCC0
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
Veranda Post
probably by Agbonbiofe (Nigerian, 1945)
1969.55©
Fertility Figure
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho people, 19th or 20th century
2010.208CCCC0
Stool
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1929.320©
Container
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, 20th century
1974.208©
Twilight of the Idols (Fetish) 3
Kendell Geers (South African, b. 1968)
2018.4©
Scepter
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.447CCCC0
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
Corpus (Crucified Christ)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cabinda, Kongo people
2010.445CCCC0
Thumb Piano
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe peoples
1915.495CCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kongo or Vili, early 19th century
1974.186CCCC0
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, early-mid 20th century
1960.169©
Headrest
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu people or Swaziland, Swazi, 19th or 20th century
2010.198CCCC0
Neck Ornament
South Africa, Northern Nguni people, 19th or 20th century
2010.207CCCC0
Club ("Knobkerrie")
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni or Zulu, late 19th or early 20th century
2010.232CCCC0
Snuff Spoon/Comb
Southern, South Africa, Zulu, late 19th century
2010.233CCCC0
Club ("Knobkerrie")
Southern Africa, Swaziland, Swazi people, 19th or 20th century
2010.203CCCC0
Apron
South Africa, Southern Nguni people, 19th or 20th century
2010.206CCCC0
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni, 19th or 20th century
2010.201CCCC0
Necklace
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni or Zulu, 19th century
2010.231CCCC0
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
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Idoma, early 20th century
1964.444©
Snuff Spoon
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, late 19th century
2010.234CCCC0
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Liberia, Mano people, early 20th century
1953.457©
Pipe
Southern Africa, South Africa, Xhosa, 19th or 20th century
2010.199CCCC0
Male Figure
Western Sudan, Mali, Inland Niger Delta, possibly 14th-17th century
1985.199CCCC0
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho, 19th or 20th century
2010.202CCCC0
Helmet Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Suku people
2010.450CCCC0
Mask
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, 20th century
1972.329©
Face Mask
carved by Sabarikwo of Ouazumon (African)
1989.48©
Antelope Headdress
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, early-mid 20th century
1965.325©
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
Guinea Coast , Ivory Coast, Baule
1931.204©
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Helmet Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba, mid-late 19th century
1935.304Wood and pigmentOverall: 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, metalOverall: 40.7 cm (16 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante people, 19th century
1935.310Cast gold, hammeredDiameter: 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©
Male Figure
Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Beembe people
2010.428Wood, ceramic, copper alloy, 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
1961.198WoodOverall: 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
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
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.308Cast gold, hammeredOverall: 6.9 cm (2 11/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Pendant: Crocodile
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1952.265Cast goldOverall: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Head
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo
1938.6BrassOverall: 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
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.312Cast gold, hammeredOverall: 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
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.311Cast gold, hammeredOverall: 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Jewelry
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1935.309Cast gold, hammeredDudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Bush Buffalo Mask
Africa, Western Sudan, possibly Bwa people, early-mid 20th century
1969.2Wood, fibersOverall: 69.8 cm (27 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Soul Disk Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1944.290Cast gold, hammeredOverall: 7 x 7.6 x 1.6 cm (2 3/4 x 3 x 5/8 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Clapper
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, possibly 19th century
1938.5BrassOverall: 36.2 x 9.9 cm (14 1/4 x 3 7/8 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Serpent Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, possibly Baga, late 19th-early 20th century
1960.37Wood and pigmentOverall: 148 cm (58 1/4 in.)The Norweb CollectionCCCC0
Male Figure
probably carved by Ateu Atsa (African)
1987.62WoodOverall: 92.1 x 20.3 cm (36 1/4 x 8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Staff of Office
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba
2004.85Wood, metalOverall: 170 x 13.3 cm (66 15/16 x 5 1/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pre-Bembe, late 19th-early 20th century
1969.10Wood, clothOverall: 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
1975.152WoodOverall: 34.9 cm (13 3/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yaka, early 20th century
1969.8Wood, cloth, fibers, pigmentOverall: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, possibly Landuma, early 20th century
1969.3Wood, fiberOverall: 76.2 cm (30 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Figure Pair
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th to early 20th century
1971.297Wood, beadsPart 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, beadsOverall: 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, beadsOverall: 47.7 x 10 x 11 cm (18 3/4 x 3 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Soul Disk Pendant
Guinea Coast, Ghana, Asante, 19th century
1952.84Cast gold, hammeredDiameter: 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
1952.118Cast goldOverall: 7 x 7.4 cm (2 3/4 x 2 15/16 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
Sauveteur 3
Pascale Marthine Tayou (Cameroonian, b. 1966)
2018.204Crystal, mixed mediaHeight: 132 cm (51 15/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Trust©
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ghana, possibly Fante, late 19th to early 20th century
1975.158Wood, hairOverall: 42.9 x 4.6 x 5.1 cm (16 7/8 x 1 13/16 x 2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
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
Ram Mask (Bolo)
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Bobo people
2016.56WoodOverall: 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©
Plaque
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, possibly 16th-17th century
1953.425BrassOverall: 49.4 x 30.6 cm (19 7/16 x 12 1/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Female Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, early-mid 20th century
1974.203WoodOverall: 41.2 cm (16 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Leopard Caryatid Stool
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon, Bandjoun kingdom, Bamileke, possibly 19th century
2006.138Wood, cotton, fabric and glass beadsOverall: 51 x 38 x 43 cm (20 1/16 x 14 15/16 x 16 15/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
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
Plaque
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin kingdom, Edo, possibly 16th to 17th century
1999.1BrassOverall: 45.7 x 38.1 cm (18 x 15 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Totem 01/01-18 (Baga-Batcham-Alunga-Kota)
Hervé Youmbi (Cameroon, b. 1973)
2018.5Wood, beads, glue and silicon masticOverall: 188 x 53 x 38 cm (74 x 20 7/8 x 14 15/16 in.)Purchase from the Karl B. Goldfield Trust©
Female Figure
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, late 19th to early 20th century
1972.343Wood, metalOverall: 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
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast or Liberia, Dan, possibly early 20th century
1972.331Wood, metalOverall: 22.9 cm (9 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Carved Tusk
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, 19th century
1968.284IvoryOverall: 197.4 cm (77 11/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Half-Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, late 19th-early 20th century
1974.212Wood, cloth, 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
Bust Headdress
Guinea Coast, Guinea, Baga, early 20th century
1964.376Wood, metal, beads, fiberOverall: 52.1 x 15.6 cm (20 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.)Gift of Edgar A. Hahn©
Eshu Dance Staff
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba people
2018.34Wood, leather, cowrie shells62 cm (24 7/16 in.)John L. Severance 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
1975.151WoodOverall: 91.5 cm (36 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, possibly Yaure, early 20th century
1971.296Wood and pigmentOverall: 31.7 cm (12 1/2 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Baule, late 19th-early 20th century
1975.155WoodOverall: 40.7 cm (16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Bird Standard
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Senufo
1974.204Wood and brassOverall: 42 cm (16 9/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
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
Central Africa, Democratic Repulic of the Congo, late 19th-mid 20th Century
1974.201Wood, lizard skin, leopard tooth, seed pods, clothOverall: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ejagham, early 20th century
1990.23Wood, antelope skin, bone, basketry, cane, 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©
Reliquary Guardian Figure
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Kota, probably 19th century
2005.2Wood, metalOverall: 61 x 27.5 x 3 cm (24 x 10 13/16 x 1 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
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
Veranda Post
probably by Agbonbiofe (Nigerian, 1945)
1969.55Wood, metal, clothOverall: 106.6 cm (41 15/16 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial Fund©
Fertility Figure
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho people, 19th or 20th century
2010.208Wood, glass beads, fiberOverall: 25.4 cm (10 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. 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©
Container
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, 20th century
1974.208Wood and pigmentOverall: 45.7 cm (18 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.)Sundry Art-Contemporary 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
Pendant: Face
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, probably Baule, 20th century
1942.172Cast goldOverall: 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, metal, fiberOverall: 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
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
Thumb Piano
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe peoples
1915.495Wood and ironOverall: 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
Male Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kongo or Vili, early 19th century
1974.186Wood, iron, and glassOverall: 55.9 cm (22 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Dogon, early-mid 20th century
1960.169WoodOverall: 111.1 cm (43 3/4 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial Fund©
Headrest
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu people or Swaziland, Swazi, 19th or 20th century
2010.198WoodOverall: 10.2 cm (4 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Neck Ornament
South Africa, Northern Nguni people, 19th or 20th century
2010.207Glass beads, sinew, brass buttonsOverall: 68.6 cm (27 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
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
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, Swaziland, Swazi people, 19th or 20th century
2010.203WoodOverall: 66 cm (26 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Apron
South Africa, Southern Nguni people, 19th or 20th century
2010.206Leather, glass beads, sinewOverall: 35.6 cm (14 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni, 19th or 20th century
2010.201Wood, glass beads, nut shell, cotton threadOverall: 20.3 cm (8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Necklace
Southern Africa, South Africa, Northern Nguni or Zulu, 19th century
2010.231Glass beads, bone, sinewOverall: 38.1 cm (15 in.)Gift of Dori and Daniel Rootenberg in memory of Estelle RosenbergCCCC0
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe or Mozambique, Northern Nguni or Shona, 19th or 20th century
2010.200Gourd, copper and brass wireOverall: 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
Headdress
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Idoma, early 20th century
1964.444Wood, hair, and pigmentOverall: 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©
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
Face Mask
Guinea Coast, Liberia, Mano people, early 20th century
1953.457Wood, ivory, cord, metal, seedsOverall: 28 x 15.2 cm (11 x 6 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
Pipe
Southern Africa, South Africa, Xhosa, 19th or 20th century
2010.199Wood, tin, glass beads, sinew, leatherOverall: 20.3 cm (8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
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
Snuff Container
Southern Africa, Lesotho, Southern Sotho, 19th or 20th century
2010.202HornOverall: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. 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
Mask
Equatorial Africa, Gabon, 20th century
1972.329WoodOverall: 38.2 cm (15 1/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Face Mask
carved by Sabarikwo of Ouazumon (African)
1989.48WoodOverall: 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©
Antelope Headdress
Western Sudan, Mali, Bamana, early-mid 20th century
1965.325Wood, beads, shell, metalOverall: 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, Pende, late 19th-early 20th century
1931.426Wood, metal, beadsOverall: 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
1935.306Brass, bronzeOverall: 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.)James Albert Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Male Figure
Guinea Coast , Ivory Coast, Baule
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©