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Check for portfolio Record Title Artist Physical Description Artist Life Dates Century Object Creation Date Accession Number Medium and Support Creation Place 1
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M'irimba with single head

African, Congo (Zaire), Tabwa

20th century

circa 1920

1984/2.81

wood and metal

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1984-sl-2.82/1984_2.82.JPG

Standing anthropomorphic figure

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Lobi

20th century

circa 1950

1984/2.82

carved wood

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.87/1985_1.87.JPG

Ancestral Shrine Figure (Male)

African, Nigeria, Ibo

20th century

circa 1940

1985/1.87

carved wood

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Standing Male Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Lobi

20th century

circa 1925

1985/1.136

carved wood, chicken feathers and blood patination

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.137/1985_1.137.JPG

Female Antelope Headdress (Chi-Wara)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Bamana

20th century

circa 1950

1985/1.137

wood, leather

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.138/1985_1.138.JPG

Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Lula

20th century

circa 1950

1985/1.138

wood, cotton yarns, cowrie shells, paint

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.139/1985_1.139.JPG

Mask (in the form of a baboon face)

Artist Unknown, African, Ivory Coast, Dan

20th century

circa 1950

1985/1.139

wood, monkey hair, iron and cloth

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.141/1985_1.141.JPG

Crescent-shaped box with human face

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

19th century

late 19th century

1985/1.141

wood and tkoola powder

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.142/1985_1.142.JPG

Skirt

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

1900-1985

1985/1.142

raffia cloth

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.143/1985_1.143FT.JPG

Mask (mwaash aMbooy)

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

Mask of a human figure. Embellished with presitious materials: dyed cloth, leopard skin, cowry shells, glass beads.

20th century

1900-1985

1985/1.143

wood, paint, wool cloth, fiber cloth, cowrie shell, glass beads and leopa

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.144/1985_1.144.JPG

Whistle/Flute

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Bwa/Mossi

20th century

1900-1985

1985/1.144

wood

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.147/1985_1.147.JPG

Female Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Lobi

20th century

circa 1925

1985/1.147

carved wood

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.148/1985_1.148.JPG

Ekpo Society Mask

African, Ibibio

20th century

circa 1940

1985/1.148

wood, egg shell

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.149/1985_1.149.JPG

Standing Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan (Fante)

20th century

circa 1950

1985/1.149

carved wood

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.150/1985_1.150.JPG

Prestige Pipe

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon Grassfields Cameroon

Pipe made in three parts: wood-carved stem, inner metal pipe for drawing smoke, and metal, possibly bronze bowl. Wood-carved, openwork stem is comprised of interlocking lizards; spiral whorls cover the cast metal bowl. bands of cowrie shells encircle the bottom and “neck” of the bowl, while its lip is topped with the classic Grassfields motif of a prestige cap.

Mid-20th century

1925-1975

1985/1.150

wood, metal, possibly copper and bronze

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.152/1985_1.152.JPG

Flute

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Mossi?

20th century

1900-1985

1985/1.152

carved wood

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.155/1985_1.155.JPG

Kuba raffia panel

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1975

1985/1.155

raffia cloth and vegetable dye

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.157/1985_1.157.JPG

Ritual Sword

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

Possibly 20th century

circa 1900

1985/1.157

Iron, wood, copper and tkoola powder

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.158/1985_1.158.JPG

Pot

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

Possibly 20th century

circa 1900

1985/1.158

Pottery, brass holder, and fiber attachment

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.159/1985_1.159.JPG

Covered Food Basket

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1950

1985/1.159

natural fiber

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.160/1985_1.160.JPG

Wallet

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1950

1985/1.160

natural fiber

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.161/1985_1.161.JPG

Bowl in the shape of a ceramic vessel

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

19th century

circa 1890

1985/1.161

wood, fiber, brass tacks and pigment

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.162a/1985_1.162A.JPG

Covered Box in the Shape of a Stacked Basket (Lid)

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1930

1985/1.162A

wood

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Covered Box in the Shape of a Stacked Basket (Base)

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1930

1985/1.162B

carved wood

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.163/1985_1.163.JPG

Royal Attendant Hat

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1950

1985/1.163

natural fiber and string

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.164/1985_1_164.JPG

Beaded Miniature Hat

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1950

1985/1.164

wool cloth, raffia, leather, glass beads and shells

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Headband

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1940

1985/1.167

cotton, natural dyes, shells, raffia, glass beads

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.168/1985_1.168.JPG

Belt

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1920

1985/1.168

raffia cloth, thread, cowrie shells and glass beads

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.169/1985_1.169.JPG

Architectural Element - Post

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

Possibly 20th century

circa 1900

1985/1.169

carved wood

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.170/1985_1.170.JPG

Bowl

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

19th century

circa 1890

1985/1.170

ceramic, red wood powder and fiber

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Egúngún headress (erin type)

Adugbologe Workshop of Abeokuta, Yoruba Peoples Nigeria

A massive, baroque, and busy wood-carved headdress with stylized face (showing classic Yoruba features) of bulging eyes with defined upper lids, long, straight, triangular nose, symmetrical scarification patterns consisting of three horizontal lines on each cheek, a short beard from ear to ear just underneath the lower lip. Two large “ears” protrude on either side of head and act as “scaffolding” for numerous attachments of symbolic content: birds and lions predominate, but also visible are amulets, wooden claws and beads, crosses, and an insignia shield of some kind. The ears terminate in two oblong mirrors with lions leaping off of each. Layers of pigment are visible, giving impression it has been repainted over time.

20th century

circa 1960

1985/1.183

wood, mirrors, pigment, gourd, beads, metal

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.184/1985_1.184.JPG

Pipe bowl in the form of a male head

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1920

1985/1.184

carved wood

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Dance costume (jacket)

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1920

1985/1.185.1

woven fiber, antelope skin and pigments

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Dance costume (thigh cover)

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1920

1985/1.185.2

woven fiber, antelope skin and pigments

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Figure

African, Congo (Zaire), Zombo

20th century

circa 1900-1925

1985/1.186

wood, cotton cloth, fiber, seed pod, and animal skin

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.187/1985_1.187.JPG

Reliquary figure (muzidi)

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Bembe

Cloth figure of a human, bound around human remains. The figure is in a seated position with arms outstretched. The torso and neck are cylindrical and elongated.

19th century

circa 1890

1985/1.187

dyed woven cotton cloth, vegetable fiber, cane, wood pegs, human remains

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.190/1985_1.190.JPG

Hair Scratcher

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1920

1985/1.190

Ivory

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.193/1985_1.193.JPG

Anklet with six figures

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Mossi?

20th century

circa 1950

1985/1.193

brass

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.1/1985_2.1.JPG

Bark cloth beater

African, Congo (Zaire), Tabwa

19th century

circa 1875

1985/2.1

wood

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.2/1985_2.2.JPG

Neckrest

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1950

1985/2.2

carved wood

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.3/1985_2.3.JPG

Vessel with four faces carved on rim

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1940

1985/2.3

carved wood and tkoola powder residue

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.4/1985_2.4.JPG

Jar

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

Possibly 20th century

circa 1900

1985/2.4

terracotta, fiber, wood, and red wood powder

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.5/1985_2.5.JPG

Basket with cover

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1950

1985/2.5

woven raffia and wood

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.6/1985_2.6.JPG

Headrest

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

Headrests are small furnishings, typically sculpted from wood. They frequently have a concave platform supported by legs, though the platform can also be flat and/or be supported by a central post connected to a broad base. The platform may be cushioned to provide comfort for the owner’s head, and many headrests feature complex ornamentation and sculptural details. Headrests share some of the same motifs and associations with stools, as they are constructed similarly and used for similar purposes.

20th century

circa 1925

1985/2.6

carved tkoola

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.12/1985_2.12.JPG

Leopard Box Lid

Artist Unknown, African, Benin

19th century

circa 1875

1985/2.12

wood and copper

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.34/1985_2.34.JPG

Pipe and Stem

African, Sudan

20th century

circa 1950

1985/2.34

ceramic, wood, leather, copper, stone, cowrie shells

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.35/1985_2.35.JPG

Pipe Bowl

Artist Unknown, African, Ethiopia, Anuak

20th century

circa 1960

1985/2.35

ceramic

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.36/1985_2.36.JPG

Pipe Bowl

Artist Unknown, African, Ethiopia, Anuak

20th century

circa 1960

1985/2.36

ceramic

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)