• Apron (detail), 1800s–1900s. South Africa, Southern Nguni people. Leather, glass beads, sinew; h. 35.6 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund 2010.206. Photo: © The Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Apron, 1800s–1900s. South Africa, Southern Nguni people. Leather, glass beads, sinew; h. 35.6 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund 2010.206. Photo: © The Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Headrest, 1800s–1900s. Zimbabwe, Shona people. Wood; h. 14 cm. Private Collection. Photo: © James Worrell
  • Headrest, 1800s–1900s. Zimbabwe and Mozambique, Shona people, or Mozambique and South Africa, Tsonga people. Wood, glass beads, plant fiber; h. 12.7 cm. National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (Museum purchase, 89-14-26). Photo: © National Museum of African Art, photography by Franko Khoury
  • Pipe, 1800s–1900s. Lesotho, Southern Sotho people, or South Africa, Nguni people. Wood, iron; h. 37 cm. National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (Museum purchase, 89-14-16). Photo: © National Museum of African Art, photography by Franko Khoury
  • Snuff Container, 1800s—1900s. South Africa, Zulu people or Northern Nguni people. Gourd, copper and brass wire; h. 7.5 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund 2010.200. Photo: © The Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Snuff Container, 1800s–1900s. Lesotho, Sotho people. Horn, wood?; h. 40.6 cm. National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (Museum purchase, 89-14-1). Photo: © National Museum of African Art, photography by Franko Khoury
  • Vessel, 1800s–1900s. South Africa, Northern Nguni people. Wood; h. 33.7 cm. Private Collection, courtesy Robert Dowling, San Francisco. Photo: © James Worrell
  • Beer Vessel, 1800s–1900s. South Africa, Zulu people. Terracotta; h. 40.6 cm. Private Collection. Photo: © James Worrell
  • Club (“Knobkerrie”), 1800s–1900s. Swaziland, Swazi people. Wood; h. 66 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund 2010.203. Photo: © The Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Staff, 1800s–1900s. The Baboon Master (South Africa, Tsonga people). Wood; h. 120.7 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund 2010.204. Photo: © The Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Vest, 1800s–1900s. South Africa, Mfengu people. Glass beads, buttons, cotton thread; 59.7 cm x 21.6 cm. Private Collection. Photo: © James Worrell
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The Art of Daily Life: Portable Objects from Southeast Africa

Saturday, April 16, 2011 to Sunday, February 26, 2012
East Wing Design Gallery
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