Clear filters
Location: 108A Sub-Saharan (67)
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
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
Head
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo
1938.6CCCC0
Female Bowl-Bearing Figure
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2010.454CCCC0
Figure
Guinea Coast, Sierra Leone, so-called Sapi, possibly early 15th century
1976.29CCCC0
Bush Buffalo Mask
Africa, Western Sudan, possibly Bwa people, early-mid 20th century
1969.2©
Clapper
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Edo, possibly 19th century
1938.5CCCC0
Male Figure
probably carved by Ateu Atsa (African)
1987.62©
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
Sauveteur 3
Pascale Marthine Tayou (Cameroonian, b. 1966)
2018.204©
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©
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©
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©
Male Figure (Ofika)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbole people
2016.33CCCC0
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
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
Plank Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bembe, possibly early 20th century
2006.116©
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
Feast Ladle
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Dan People
2013.52CCCC0
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Malinke, 20th century
1994.14©
Male figure
Unidentified people, Benue River Valley, Nigeria
2016.57CCCC0
Display Cloth (tapis)
Nakunte Diarra (Malian, born about 1941)
2016.48©
Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, probably 19th century
2005.3CCCC0
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
2008.150©
Bow Stand
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba people
2018.27CCCC0
Ties That Bind
Emeka Ogboh (Nigerian, b. 1977)
2019.34©
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Burkina Faso, Mossi people
2014.1©
No image available
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Ife, Yoruba
21.2018©
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
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
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
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
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©
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
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©
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
Sauveteur 3
Pascale Marthine Tayou (Cameroonian, b. 1966)
2018.204Crystal, mixed mediaHeight: 132 cm (51 15/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Trust©
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©
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©
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©
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©
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©
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
No image available
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, early-mid-19th century
2004.85.aWood, metalOverall: 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.bWood, metalOverall: 170 cm (66 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Plank Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bembe, possibly early 20th century
2006.116Wood, pigmentOverall: 46 cm (18 1/8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund©
Crown
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century
1995.22Cloth, glass beads, basketry, cardboard, wood, feather 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
2003.36WoodOverall: 68 cm (26 3/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Helmet Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Malinke, mid-late 1800s
2004.84WoodOverall: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Feast Ladle
Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast, Dan People
2013.52Wood, cordOverall: 57.3 cm (22 9/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin TrustCCCC0
Face Mask
Western Sudan, Mali, Malinke, 20th century
1994.14Wood, aluminum, copper, hairOverall: 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©
Male figure
Unidentified people, Benue River Valley, Nigeria
2016.57Copper alloyJohn L. Severance FundCCCC0
Display Cloth (tapis)
Nakunte Diarra (Malian, born about 1941)
2016.48Cotton, earthen pigments (mud-dye)Overall: 155.6 x 170.8 cm (61 1/4 x 67 1/4 in.)Gift of Barbara G. Hoffman and Michael R. Short©
Figurine
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, probably 19th century
2005.3IvoryOverall: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Female Face Mask
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
2008.150Wood, fiberOverall: 27 x 22 x 28.5 cm (10 5/8 x 8 11/16 x 11 1/4 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. 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
Ties That Bind
Emeka Ogboh (Nigerian, b. 1977)
2019.34Multichannel electronic sound composition; 21 minutes, 56 secondsSundry Art - Miscellaneous Fund©
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©
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.)©