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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
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Figure

African, Congo (Zaire), Yombe

19th century

circa 1885

2005/1.184

wood

rank 16.02323

Congolese (Zairian)

Figure

African, Congo (Zaire), Yombe

19th century

circa 1860

2005/1.185

wood, resin

rank 16.02323

Congolese (Zairian)

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Seated Figure

African, Congo (Zaire), Yombe

19th century

circa 1885

2005/1.186

wood

rank 16.02323

Congolese (Zairian)

Figure with Child

African, Congo (Zaire), Yombe

19th century

circa 1890

2005/1.187

wood, brass tacks, mirror fragments

rank 16.02323

Congolese (Zairian)

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Mask (Kasangu)

Artist Unknown, African, Sala Mpasu Peoples Democratic Republic of the Congo

Face mask made of wood, covered in white kaolin; face has round, bulging forehead, deep set narrow eyes, small round ears, fiber beard, open rectangular mouth and pointed teeth; basketry weave that held mask on the dancer’s head is visible at back and sides; raffia attachment on top of head frayed and missing.

20th century

1920-1960

1971/2.44

wood, raffia, kaolin and fiber

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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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 5.29280

Congolese

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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 5.29280

Congolese

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Mask (idangani)

Artist Unknown, African, Sala Mpasu Peoples Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mask is made entirely of blackish-brown dyed and molded raffia fiber; face has bulging forehead, deeo set narrow eyes, bulbous nose, and raffia “beard.” Top of head has cone-like crest of small fiber knots.

20th century

circa 1900-1983

1983/2.184

dyed fiber, raffia

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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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 5.29280

Congolese

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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 5.29280

Congolese

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Letter Opener

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire)

20th century

circa 1910

1984/2.55

ivory

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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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 5.29280

Congolese

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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 5.29280

Congolese

Polychrome mask

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire)

1986/1.173

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

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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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 5.29280

Congolese

Carved Wood Figure

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

20th century

circa 1950

1987/1.242

wood, fiber

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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Katanga Cross Currency

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

20th century

circa 1925

1987/1.277

bronze, sand cast method

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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Hunter's Whistle

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire)

20th century

circa 1950

1987/2.47

carved ivory

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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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 5.29280

Congolese

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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 5.29280

Congolese

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Female Fetish Figure

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

20th century

20th century

1998/2.64

carved wood, horn and fibers

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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Seated Male Figure

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

Small, carved male figure, seated atop a block, with legs crossed. The naturalism with which the expressive face is carved, the high crested coiffure (or chiefly cap?) and the progressive foreshortening of the body show the importance given to the head in Yombe aesthetics. The figure's eyes are mirrored glass, and the upper body, face and head are studded with brass tacks. A slight vertical crack can be seen at the figure's sternum.

The Yombe figure was identified for UMMA by Allen Roberts and Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts. There was a discrepency regarding the dating of the piece: the export paperwork said "circa 1830", but the dealer's catalogue said early 19th c. When asked to help resolve the dating, Polly Nooter Roberts replied: "As for the Yombe figure, I can tell you with certainty that it is NOT early 20th century, and is definitely from the 19th century, if not earlier. I cannot confirm the 1830 date, but I would be more inclined to believe that than the early 20th century. So, I think you can confidently say 19th century, and perhaps you can go ahead and use the paperwork that says 1830 since that was supplied with it." See e-mail to Carole McNamara, 1/12/00.

19th century

1825-1875

1999/1.94

wood, brass tacks, glass

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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Bowl

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

early 20th century

early 20th century

2000/2.109

terracotta

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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Vessel

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

early 20th century

early 20th century

2000/2.120

terracotta

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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Staff

Artist Unknown, African, Ngbaka peoples Democratic Republiic of the Congo

Elaborately carved staff with angular forms along the shaft and topped with a figurine with a rounded head, heart-shaped face and two stylized arms resting on the stomach. A large Z-shaped handle is carved in the middle of the shaft, with a series of cubes and conical forms above and beneath it.

1930-1970

2001/2.36

wood

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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Staff

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

2001/2.53

wood

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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Staff

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

Janus heads with elaborate headgear top a staff with a long, thin shaft and broader hourglass-shaped sections with a stylized human head in the middle of each one. The staff is covered with carved geometrical patterns of triangles, lozenges and lines, and ends in a metal-coiled tip at the bottom; it is heavy and has a shiny black patina.

1900-1940

2001/2.75

wood with metal

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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Staff

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

Two carved female figures, holding one arm over each other's back, an the other resting on the stomach decorated with lozenge motifs and scarification patterns; one figure is wearing a rope around the middle. A curving shaft supports the figures, broadening from the metal tip at the bottom into two bulging forms, divided by a dark black line through the middle, and covered in a carved pattern of triangles and lines on both front and back. The staff is heavy, with a nice shiny patina.

1900-1940

2001/2.76

wood with metal

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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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 5.29280

Congolese

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Nkisi Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Bwende

19th century

circa 1890

2005/1.178

wood, shells, metal

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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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 5.29280

Congolese

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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 5.29280

Congolese

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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 5.29280

Congolese

Nkisi Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Bwende

19th century

circa 1870

2005/1.190

wood, porcelain chips

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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Power Figure (nkisi nduda)

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

Small wooden figure with naturalistic human face engulfed in layers of multi-media attachments including animal hides, medicine packs, and a turban bound in feathers. Figure holds the tip of a curved piece of wood in its mouth, the other end of which terminates in its clutched right hand. A round mirrior is embdedded in the figure's "belly." The hides and fibers creating the “skirt” are intact, making it unique.

Late 19th century

2nd half of 19th century

2005/1.191

wood, mirror, glass, hide, fiber, feathers, resin, pigment

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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Nail figure (nkisi nkondi)

Artist Unknown, Vili Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wood-carved, standing male figure 40 inches in height. Its shoulders and torso are impaled with iron blades, nails and fragments. The torso is long, arms at side are bent at elbow and hands rest on lower abdomen. The right wrist wears a bracelet with attachments. The legs are truncated, with twisted metal anklet on right foot. The face is naturalistic, the mouth slightly open, the nose long and narrow with slightly flared nostrils. Eyes are almost shaped, may have had inlay that is now gone. The top of the head shows a tiered, "layer cake like" coiffure. The figure has a long and deep crack down the entire length of its left side, from top of the head to the left ankle.

Late 19th century

circa 1850

2005/1.192

wood, iron nails, blades and fragments, fiber cord

rank 5.29280

Congolese

Cisakulo Comb

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Lwena

19th century

circa 1880

2005/1.203

wood

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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Cup

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Bushoong

19th century

circa 1890

2005/1.207

wood, copper staples, cowrie shells

rank 5.29280

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 5.29280

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 5.29280

Congolese

Cup

African, Congo (Zaire), Wongo

20th century

circa 1910

2005/1.210

wood

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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Standing Female Figure as a Cup

African, Congo (Zaire), Wongo

20th century

circa 1920

2005/1.211

wood

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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Nkishi Mihasi Figure

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

19th century

circa 1890

2005/1.212

wood, beads, cotton cloth

rank 5.29280

Congolese

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Bust

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

late 19th - early 20th century

circa 1900

2005/1.213

wood, metal hook, cloth, cord

rank 5.29280

Congolese

Animal Figure

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

20th century

circa 1930

2005/1.214

wood, wicker, metal, antelope horn, fur, cord, seeds, nuts

rank 5.29280

Congolese

Nkishi Mihasi Figure

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

19th century

circa 1880

2005/1.215

wood

rank 5.29280

Congolese

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.216/2005_1_216.JPG

Figure

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

20th century

circa 1920

2005/1.216

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

rank 5.29280

Congolese

Bellows

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

20th century

circa 1930

2005/1.217

wood

rank 5.29280

Congolese

Nkishi Mihasi Figure

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

late 19th - early 20th century

circa 1900

2005/1.218

wood

rank 5.29280

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 5.29280

Congolese