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Check for portfolio Record Title Artist Physical Description Artist Life Dates Century Object Creation Date Accession Number Medium and Support Artist Nationality

Figure with Child

African, Congo (Zaire), Yombe

19th century

circa 1890

2005/1.187

wood, brass tacks, mirror fragments

rank 16.05707

Congolese (Zairian)

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.186/2005_1.186.JPG

Seated Figure

African, Congo (Zaire), Yombe

19th century

circa 1885

2005/1.186

wood

rank 16.05707

Congolese (Zairian)

Figure

African, Congo (Zaire), Yombe

19th century

circa 1860

2005/1.185

wood, resin

rank 16.05707

Congolese (Zairian)

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.184/2005_1.184.JPG

Figure

African, Congo (Zaire), Yombe

19th century

circa 1885

2005/1.184

wood

rank 16.05707

Congolese (Zairian)

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Knife (of set of knife and scabbard)

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire)

Possibly 20th century

circa 1900

1984/2.54A

Iron, copper, leather, string, wood and brass tacks

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-1984-sl-2.54b/1984_2.54B.JPG

Scabbard (of set of knife and scabbard)

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire)

Possibly 20th century

circa 1900

1984/2.54B

Iron, copper, leather, string, wood and brass tacks

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-1987-sl-2.47/1987_2.47FT.JPG

Hunter's Whistle

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire)

20th century

circa 1950

1987/2.47

carved ivory

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-1984-sl-2.55/1984_2.55.JPG

Letter Opener

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire)

20th century

circa 1910

1984/2.55

ivory

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-1986-sl-1.173/1986_1.173.JPG

Polychrome mask

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire)

1986/1.173

wood, polychrome with white and red mineral pigments, plant fiber

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.69/1998_1.69.JPG

Ngbaka Throwing Knife

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire)

20th century

20th century

1998/1.69

metal blade with fabric and cord covered wood handle

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.227/2005_1_227.JPG

Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Bekalebwe

19th century

circa 1890

2005/1.227

wood, copper, metal tacks, leather, snakeskin, raffia, vegetable fiber cloth

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.228/2005_1_228.JPG

Nkishi Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Bekalebwe

19th century

circa 1850

2005/1.228

wood, vegetable fiber, animal skin, glass, beads, seed pod, metal and wooden bel

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.207/2005_1_207.JPG

Cup

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Bushoong

19th century

circa 1890

2005/1.207

wood, copper staples, cowrie shells

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.208a-amp-amp-sem-b/2005_1_208_AB.JPG

Ngol Makey Pipe

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Bushoong

late 19th - early 20th century

circa 1900

2005/1.208A&B

wood, copper wire, bone, brass tacks, twool powder

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Nkisi Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Bwende

19th century

circa 1870

2005/1.190

wood, porcelain chips

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.178/2005_1.178.JPG

Nkisi Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Bwende

19th century

circa 1890

2005/1.178

wood, shells, metal

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Cisakulo Comb

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Lwena

19th century

circa 1880

2005/1.203

wood

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Knife

African, Congo (Zaire), Nzakara

20th century

circa 1920

2005/1.234

iron, ivory

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Cup

African, Congo (Zaire), Wongo

20th century

circa 1910

2005/1.210

wood

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.211/2005_1.211.JPG

Standing Female Figure as a Cup

African, Congo (Zaire), Wongo

20th century

circa 1920

2005/1.211

wood

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.81/2014_2.81.JPG

Design Cloth

Artist Unknown, African, Kuba Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dark tan chevron stripes on a light tan background. The lighter tan is textured and is in a notched "V" pattern.

19th century - 20th century

2014/2.81

raffia and pile cloth

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Design Cloth

Artist Unknown, African, Kuba Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tan and black geometric design of triangles intersecting.

19th century - 20th century

2014/2.82

raffia and pile cloth

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.83/2014_2.83.JPG

Design Cloth

Artist Unknown, African, Kuba Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dark brown rectangled with two rounded edges on one end. Interlocing triangles of tan and brown. Textured and braided designs.

19th century - 20th century

2014/2.83

raffia and pile cloth

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.84/2014_2.84.JPG

Design Cloth

Artist Unknown, African, Kuba Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Three panels, all the same background color sewn together. Interlocking triangles on both sides are dark brown and yellow diamonds in center mixed with brown.

19th century - 20th century

2014/2.84

raffia and pile cloth

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.85/2014_2.85.JPG

Design Cloth

Artist Unknown, African, Kuba Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Back in tan in color and textured with dark brown and lighter brown diamnd shapes. There are four sections and a long brown running stripe. All the edges are hemmed.

19th century - 20th century

2014/2.85

raffia and pile cloth

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.86/2014_2.86.JPG

Design Cloth

Artist Unknown, African, Kuba Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Gold and tan in color, interlocking diamond shapes with grass fringe on the sides.

19th century - 20th century

2014/2.86

raffia and pile cloth

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.87/2014_2.87.JPG

Design Cloth

Artist Unknown, African, Kuba Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tan background with dark brown and white trimmed diamond pattern throughout. The sides are all hemmed with a tan fabric.

19th century - 20th century

2014/2.87

raffia and pile cloth

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.88/2014_2.88.JPG

Design Cloth

Artist Unknown, African, Kuba Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tan and dark brown design in four separate squares - interconnected forms, smaller horizontal diamonds, medium sized diamonds and large diamonds.

19th century - 20th century

2014/2.88

raffia and pile cloth

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.89/2014_2.89.JPG

Design Cloth

Artist Unknown, African, Kuba Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tan background of four separate rectangles, hemmed edges throughout. One side is diamonds, one is an interlocking "V" pattern, one is joined diamonds and the other is "S" shapes pattern.

19th century - 20th century

2014/2.89

raffia and pile cloth

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.90/2014_2.90.JPG

Design Cloth

Artist Unknown, African, Kuba Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tan squares with interlocking multiple sized triangles. The edges are tan and hemmed.

19th century - 20th century

2014/2.90

raffia and pile cloth

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.91/2014_2.91.JPG

Design Cloth

Artist Unknown, African, Kuba Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Two pieces of fabric connected by a seam in the center. Two separate diamond patterns, both in dark brown and tan.

19th century - 20th century

2014/2.91

raffia and pile cloth

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.92/2014_2.92.JPG

Design Cloth

Artist Unknown, African, Kuba Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Background is dark brown and over the top is a large interlocking square pattern with smaller squares. The insides of the larger squares are half dark brown and half tan.

19th century - 20th century

2014/2.92

raffia and pile cloth

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.93/2014_2.93.JPG

Design Cloth

Artist Unknown, African, Kuba Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tan with light beige and dark brown diamond design. Edges are hemmed in tan.

19th century - 20th century

2014/2.93

raffia and pile cloth

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.94/2014_2.94.JPG

Design Cloth

Artist Unknown, African, Kuba Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Interlocking diamonds in beige and off-white. Tan hemmed edges.

19th century - 20th century

2014/2.94

raffia and pile cloth

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.95/2014_2.95.JPG

Design Cloth

Artist Unknown, African, Kuba Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Varying diamond and triangle patterns in tan and brown. Hemmed edge.

19th century - 20th century

2014/2.95

raffia and pile cloth

rank 5.31004

Congolese

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Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Luba Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

20th century

circa 1920

2005/1.216

wood, monkey skin, vegetable fiber, kaolin, black pigment

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.352/1997_1.352.JPG

Power figure (nkisi kozo)

Artist Unknown, African, Republic of the Congo, Kongo

Carved wooden figure of a crocodile. A carved wooden bell is attached to the figures neck. The face (eyes, nose, and mouth) are detailed.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.352

carved wood, cord and traces of pigment

rank 5.31004

Congolese

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Staff

Artist Unknown, African, Republic of the Congo, Kongo, Solongo

2001/2.53

wood

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.182/2005_1_182.JPG

Power Figure (nkisi kozo)

Artist Unknown, African, Vili Peoples, Congo Republic

Small wooden animal, possibly a dog or warthog, stands with medicinal pack and mirror embedded into its back; face has long sneering mouth and snout, bearing teeth. short pointed ears; tail curls at end. Two “guns” or pointy projections would have come out above the dog’s front legs, but they have broken off.

19th century

1825-1899

2005/1.182

wood, mirrors, resin, tukula powder, medicinal substances

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.181/2005_1_181.JPG

Whistle (nsiba)

Artist Unknown, African, Vili Peoples, Congo Republic

Two components make up this vertical whistle. The superstructure is a wooden carving of two birds that face each other, bellies touching, with a small round object between them, so that each is holding it in their beaks. The birds' talons clutch the base of the sculpture. The base has a hole in the center into which the antelope horn is pegged.

19th century

1925-1975

2005/1.181

wood, antelope horn

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.79/2014_2.79.JPG

Staff

Artist Unknown, African, Yaka Peoples, Democratic Republic of Congo

A lighter wood with a semi-matte finish. A woman figurine on the top, hands on her thighs and a bun on top of her head.

19th century - 20th century

2014/2.79

wood

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.176/2005_1_176.JPG

Flywhisk (mpiya, nsea, nfunka or nyese)

Artist Unknown, African, Dondo Peoples Congo Republic

Wood-carved flywhisk is shape of a woman. Her torso doubles as the whisk handle and is scarified with leaden inlay, which has been worn smooth due to extended use. A red cotton wrap marks the transition zone between the female’s torso and the buffalo hair whisk below. The whisk visually acts as a grass skirt completing the above figure’s body and dress.

late 18th - early 19th century

circa 1800

2005/1.176

wood, lead, cotton fiber, buffalo hair

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.189/2005_1_189.JPG

Male Figure (possibly mukuya figure repurposed as nkisi)

Artist Unknown, African, Beembe Peoples Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wood-carved, standing figure with knees slightly flexed, prominent gentalia, naturalistic face, pointed beard and eyes inset with a white material, probably small ceramic fragments. The feet are missing. It wears a metal ring around its neck, and a string with metal fragments, glass beads and a small metal bell is attached across its chest, from arm to arm. A vertical crack on the front right side of the figure is filled with a gauzy material.

19th century

circa 1870

2005/1.189

wood, beads, metal, ceramic fragments

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.372/1983_1.372.JPG

Palm wine cup

Artist Unknown, African, Kuba Peoples Democratic Republic of the Congo

Cylindrical, wood carved cup with geometric motifs and linear, interlocking surface designs that cover the entire surface of the object.

20th century

circa 1940

1983/1.372

wood

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-1986-sl-2.105/1986_2.105.JPG

Design Cloth

Artist Unknown, African, Kuba Peoples Democratic Republic of the Congo

Square panel of raffia, cut-pile cloth; top is even, plush surface; intersecting linear pattern creates geometic diamond motifs in contrasting dark and light browns. Back is woven raffia cloth.

20th century

circa 1970

1986/2.105

raffia, cloth, dye

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.165/1985_1.165.JPG

Mat

Artist Unknown, African, Kuba Peoples Democratic Republic of the Congo

Flat raffia mat with woven geometric, diamond-lke pattern of interlocking lines in green, natural and purple.

20th century

circa 1970

1985/1.165

Raffia fiber

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.209/2005_1_209.JPG

Palm Wine Drinking Horn

Artist Unknown, African, Kuba Peoples Democratic Republic of the Congo

Buffalo horn with concentric circles, geometric shapes and beadlike bands carved in relief follow the natural contours of the horn to its pointed tip. Has a local repair—a metal suture sewn at the mouth to stabilize a crack. Has cord pierced through tip.

late 18th - early 19th century

1800-1850

2005/1.209

buffalo horn

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.151/1985_1.151.JPG

Bwami Society Maskette

Artist Unknown, African, Lega Peoples Democratic Republic of the Congo

Concave, ovoid maskette with kaolin covering surface of surface of face. Minimal rendering of facial features: raised, tapered wood strip for nose; narrow, oviod, horizontal eyes; open, ovoid mouth with some striation around interior edge.

20th century

1900-1975

1985/1.151

wood, kaolin

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.156/1983_1.156.JPG

Stirring paddle with head

Artist Unknown, African, Luba or Songye Peoples Democratic Republic of the Congo

20th century

20th century

1983/1.156

wood

rank 5.31004

Congolese

Mask (Kifwebe)

Artist Unknown, African, Luba or Songye Peoples Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wood carved face with geometric, pseudo-human facial features, grooved, bilaterial striations of surface, protruding, square pursed mouth and horizontal slit eyes with protruding eyebrows. Faint traces of white kaolin in grooves; a flat wooden crest extends from the nose along the curve of the forehead, terminating in feathered headdress; thick raffia fiber beard attached around face. mask shows much wear with nicks and scraptes on wood surface; feathered headdress and fiber beard are brittle.

20th century

circa 1940

2005/1.219

wood, raffia, feathers, kaolin

rank 5.31004

Congolese