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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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Covered Food Basket

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1950

1985/1.159

natural fiber

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Wallet

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1950

1985/1.160

natural fiber

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Hair Scratcher

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1920

1985/1.190

Ivory

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Anklet with six figures

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Mossi?

20th century

circa 1950

1985/1.193

brass

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Bark cloth beater

African, Congo (Zaire), Tabwa

19th century

circa 1875

1985/2.1

wood

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Neckrest

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1950

1985/2.2

carved wood

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Leopard Box Lid

Artist Unknown, African, Benin

19th century

circa 1875

1985/2.12

wood and copper

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Pipe and Stem

African, Sudan

20th century

circa 1950

1985/2.34

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

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Pipe Bowl

Artist Unknown, African, Ethiopia, Anuak

20th century

circa 1960

1985/2.35

ceramic

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Pipe Bowl

Artist Unknown, African, Ethiopia, Anuak

20th century

circa 1960

1985/2.36

ceramic

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Bracelet

Artist Unknown, African, Ethiopia, Galla, Arusi Group

20th century

1900-1985

1985/2.37

brass

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Bracelet

Artist Unknown, African, Ethiopia

20th century

1900-1985

1985/2.38

brass

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Bracelet

Artist Unknown, African, Ethiopia

20th century

1900-1985

1985/2.39

brass

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Hairpin

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Mangbetu

20th century

1900-1985

1985/2.40

bronze

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Goldweight in the shape of a man

Artist Unknown, African, Akan-Speaking Peoples, Ghana or Côte d'Ivoire

Goldweight in the shape of a man with a large head, tilted slightly backwards, on a thick, heavy neck, and topped by hair or headgear in the shape of a ball; the face has protruding eyes and nose, and the mouth holds a snake-like animal above a small beard (goatee). The figure is wearing a loincloth and holds a short stick under the left arm as well as two small jars in the hands.

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

1900-1985

1985/2.42

brass

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Textile skirt panel

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1940

1985/2.43

woven and appliqued raffia and natural dye

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Cup

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

19th century

circa 1875

1985/2.44

carved wood

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Anklet with figures on opposing ends

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Lobi

20th century

circa 1950

1985/2.53

cast bronze, lost wax method

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.54/1985_2.54.JPG

Twisted metal bracelet with chameleon

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Lobi

20th century

circa 1950

1985/2.54

cast bronze (cire perdue)

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.55/1985_2.55.JPG

Horse and Rider

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Djenne

13th or 14th century

13th century - 14th century

1985/2.55

bronze

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Royal Sword

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

Possibly 20th century

circa 1900

1985/2.56

iron, wood and copper

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.58/1985_2.58.JPG

Twin Figure

African, Congo (Zaire), Tabwa

20th century

1900-1985

1985/2.58

wood, metal coin and glass beads

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Mouse Oracle Pot with lid (pot)

Artist Unknown, African, Baule Peoples Côte D'Ivoire

n.d.

1985/2.60.1

ceramic

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Scarification knife

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1935

1985/2.68

iron and copper wire

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Scarification knife

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1935

1985/2.69

steel and copper wire

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Royal Attendant Hat

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

19th century

19th century

1985/2.71

natural fiber and string

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.72/1985_2.72.JPG

Hat

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

19th century

19th century

1985/2.72

natural fiber

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.91/1985_2.91.JPG

Quadruped

African, Tanzania, Karagwe

19th century

circa 1850

1985/2.91

iron

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.92/1985_2.92.JPG

Male Ibeji Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Yoruba

20th century

circa 1925

1985/2.92

carved wood, iron, and glass beads

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)

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Knife with wooden scabbard

African, Southern Songye

20th century

circa 1950

1985/2.123A-B

iron, wood, copper and twine

rank 3.65671

Africa (continent)