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Department: Africa
Results: 365 items

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Spirit mask (egungun)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Seated mother-goddess cult figure
Jenne-Jeno area, Mali
1000–1300 CE

Processional Jerusalem cross
Ethiopia
10th century

Idealized head of a high-ranking figure
Yoruba people, Ife-Ife kingdom, Nigeria
12th–15th century

Hand cross
Sidamo people, Ethiopia
15th century

Hand cross
Sidamo people, Ethiopia
16th century

Tomb figure in prayer position (ntadi)
Kongo people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
16th–19th century

Plaque pendant
Edo people, Benin, Nigeria
17th–18th century

Rock painting
San people, Namibia, South Africa
18th–19th century

Ancestor figure (ekpu)
Ibibio people, Oron subgroup, Nigeria
18th–19th century

Male spirit-spouse (blolo-bian)
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
19th century

Woman’s protective amulet
Bahuana people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
19th century

Man’s protective amulet
Bahuana people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
19th century

Ceremonial axe (kibiki or kasolwa)
Luba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
19th century

Hogon equestrian statue
Dogon people, Mali
19th century or earlier

Bush cow mask
Nuna (Gurunsi) people, Burkina Faso
20th century

Memorial head
Akan people, Ghana
3rd–11th century

Head sculpture
Bura people, Niger
3rd–11th century

Funerary vessel
Bura people, Niger
3rd–11th century

Head
Nok people, Nigeria
5th century BCE – 3rd century CE

Anthropomorphic figure
Nok people, Nigeria
6th century BCE – 3rd century CE

Oil or water receptacle
Axum people, Ethiopia
6th–9th century

Ossuary
Axum people, Ethiopia
6th–9th century

Funerary head
Koma people, Ghana
ca. 13th–19th century

Funerary head
Koma people, Ghana
ca. 13th–19th century

Funerary head
Koma people, Ghana
ca. 13th–19th century

Funerary head
Koma people, Ghana
ca. 13th–19th century

Funerary figure
Koma people, Ghana
ca. 13th–19th century

Divination bowl (agere ifa)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Dance panel (yata)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Hand cross
East Ethiopia
ca. 16th century

Miracles of Mary manuscript
Gondar region, Ethiopia
ca. 1732

Altarpiece (osamasinmi)
Yoruba people, Owo subgroup, Nigeria
ca. 1815

Male D’mba figure
Baga people, Guinea
ca. 1900

Ceremonial fertility doll
Ndebele people, South Africa
ca. 1930

Seated figure
Bamileke people, Cameroon
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century

Mask
Kom people, Cameroon
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century

Ritual mallet (laoure)
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century

Mouse divination pot
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century

Mbra cult monkey figure (gbekre)
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century

Elderly nobleman’s mask (cihongo)
Chokwe people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century

Helmet mask
Kuba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century

Pipe-head
Kuba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century

Gun powder flask
Kuba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century

Mask (mbuya)
Pende people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century

Ceremonial throwing knife
Kota-Fang people, Gabon
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century

Female figure
Punu people, Gabon
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century

Female figure
Shira-Punu people, Gabon
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century

Funerary head
Anyi people, Ghana
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century

Shrine sculpture representing the bird Anok (A-Tshol)
Baga people, Guinea
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century

Headrest
Pokot people, Kenya
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century

Male and female ancestor figures
Dogon people, Mali
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century

Mask
Idoma people, Nigeria
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century

Protection and divination effigy
Mumuye people, Nigeria
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century

Seated female figure
Senufo people, Cote d'Ivoire
ca. late 19th century–early 20th century

Mask (luk’wakongo)
Lega people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
ca. late 19th century–early 20th century

Spoon
Lega people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
ca. late 19th century–early 20th century

Spoon
Lega people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
ca. late 19th century–early 20th century

Stool
Pende people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
ca. late 19th century–early 20th century

Male power figure
Suku people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
ca. late 19th century–early 20th century

Personal fetish figure
Yaka people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
ca. late 19th century–early 20th century

Headrest
Karamojong people, Kenya
ca. late 19th century–early 20th century

Snuff container
Nguni people, Malawi
ca. late 19th century–early 20th century

Mask (n’tomo)
Bamana people, Mali
ca. late 19th century–early 20th century

Female figure (community’s guardian spirit)
Igbo people, Nigeria
ca. late 19th century–early 20th century

Woman’s helmet mask (sowei)
Mende people, Sierra Leone
ca. late 19th century–early 20th century

Bundu female society helmet mask (sowei)
Mende people, Sierra Leone
ca. late 19th century–early 20th century

Snuff container
Nyamwezi people, Tanzania
ca. late 19th century–early 20th century

Maternity figure
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Tji wara headdress (female oryx antelope type)
Bamana people, Mali
Early 20th century

Hand cross
Sidamo people, Ethiopia
Early 20th century

Artist: Bambgose of Osi Ilorin (died: ca. 1920)

Comb
Chokwe people, Angola
Early 20th century

Medicine vessel
Gurunsi people, Burkina Faso
Early 20th century

Necklace
Aboisso people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Necklace
Adioukrou people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Pendant mask
Adioukrou people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Necklace
Adioukrou people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Female figure
Anyi people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Pendant mask
Attie people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Crocodile pendant
Attie people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Pendant
Attie people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Pendant
Attie people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Comb
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Female figure (sika blawa)
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Male figure
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Pendant
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Pendant
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Pendant
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Pendant
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Pendant
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Pendant
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Ritual and War Mask
Guerre people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Mask (gu)
Guro people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Ancestor figure in masquerade with two-faced firespitter helmet mask
Senufo people, Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Seated ancestor mother figure
Senufo people, Kurhogo Region, Côte d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Mask
Bembe people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Early 20th century

Funerary helmet mask (mulala)
Biombo people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Early 20th century

Ceremonial mask
Kete people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Early 20th century

Camwood powder container
Kuba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Early 20th century

Cup
Kuba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Early 20th century

Cup
Kuba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Early 20th century

Hat (bwami)
Lega people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Early 20th century

Female figure (Naho, messenger of the Supreme Being, Gale)
Ngbaka people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Early 20th century

Female mask (kifwebe)
Songye people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Early 20th century

Standing janiform ritual figure
Suku people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Early 20th century

Cup
Wongo people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Early 20th century

Hairpin
Ethiopia
Early 20th century

Headrest
Kaffa area (?), Ethiopia
Early 20th century

Headrest
Kaffa area (?), Ethiopia
Early 20th century

Male headdress
Mursi people, Ethiopia
Early 20th century

Bread or lunch basket
Oromo people, Ethiopia
Early 20th century

Bread basket or “lunch basket”
Oromo people, Ethiopia
Early 20th century

Anklet
Sidamo people, Ethiopia
Early 20th century

Torque
Fang people, Gabon
Early 20th century

Comb
Akan people, Ghana
Early 20th century

Fertility doll (akuaba)
Asante people, Ghana
Early 20th century

Adinkra cloth stamp
Asante people, Ghana
Early 20th century

Adinkra cloth stamp
Asante people, Ghana
Early 20th century

Soul-washer’s disk (akrafokunmu)
Asante people, Ghana
Early 20th century

Adinkra cloth stamp
Asante people, Ghana
Early 20th century

Adinkra cloth stamp
Asante people, Ghana
Early 20th century

Bandolier
Kikuyu people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Comb
Asante people, Ghana
Early 20th century

Necklace
Asante people, Ghana
Early 20th century

Necklace
Asante people, Ghana
Early 20th century

Pendant
Asante people, Ghana
Early 20th century

Pendant
Asante people, Ghana
Early 20th century

Pendant mask
Asante people, Ghana
Early 20th century

Comb
Attie people, Ghana
Early 20th century

Comb
Attie people, Ghana
Early 20th century

Mask
Kono or Guerze people, Guinea
Early 20th century

Fertility amulet wall panel
Borana people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Fertility amulet wall panel
Borana people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Fertility amulet wall pane
Borana people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Fertility amulet wall panel
Borana people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Panel
Borana people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Pair of earrings
Giryama people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Earrings
Kikuyu people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Head cover
Luo people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Headdress (enkuraru)
Maasai people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Arm ornament indicating rank (errap)
Maasai people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Bag for personal jewellery (olbene)
Maasai people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Bag for personal jewellery (olbene)
Maasai people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Bag for personal jewellery (olbene)
Maasai people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Belt
Maasai people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Bag for personal jewellery (olbene)
Maasai people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Bag for personal jewellery (olbene)
Maasai people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Armband for married woman
Maasai people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Pair of earlobe plugs
Massai people (?), Turkana people (?), Kenya
Early 20th century

Headrest
Pokot people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Headrest
Pokot people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Married woman's necklace (mpooro engorio)
Rendille people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Hair ornament
Samburu people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Comb
Samburu people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Earrings
Turkana / Marakwet people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Lip plug
Turkana people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Sheath
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Lip plug
Turkana people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Pair of earrings
Turkana people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Headrest
Turkana people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Nose pendants
Turkana people, Kenya
Early 20th century

Mask
Dan/Guere people, Liberia
Early 20th century

Passport mask
Dan people, Liberia / Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Passport mask
Dan people, Liberia / Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Passport mask
Dan people, Liberia / Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Passport mask
Dan people, Liberia / Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Passport mask
Dan people, Liberia / Cote d'Ivoire
Early 20th century

Headdress (tji wara)
Bamana people, Mali
Early 20th century

Kono society helmet mask
Bamana people, Mali
Early 20th century

Pair of earrings
Fulani people, Mopti area, Mali
Early 20th century

Male farming (agriculture) mask
Marka people, Mali
Early 20th century

Ceremonial Mask
Marka people, Mali
Early 20th century

Two-faced firespitter helmet mask (kponungo)
Senufo people, Mali or Cote d’Ivoire
Early 20th century

Mask for protection against witchcraft
Bini people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Head mask
Idoma people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Mask
Igbo people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Helmet mask in the shape of a bushcow
Kantana (Mama) people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Vabo cult buffalo mask
Mumuye people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Twin figure (Ibeji)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Twin Figure (ibeji)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Twin Figure (ibeji)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Twin Figure (ibeji)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Twin Figures (Ibeji)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Twin Figures (Ibeji)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Twin Figures (Ibeji)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Twin Figures (Ibeji)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Diviner’s bag
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Twin figures (Ibeji)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

King’s shoes (bata ileke)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Ogboni cult figures (edan)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Sheath
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Beaded coronet (orikogbofo)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Beaded coronet (orikogbofo)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Beaded coronet (orikogbofo)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Beaded coronet (orikogbofo)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Beaded coronet (orikogbofo)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Coronet (Orikogbofo)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Female figure with offering bowl in the shape of a rooster
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Early 20th century

Woman’s helmet mask (sowei)
Mende people, Sierra Leone
Early 20th century

Woman’s helmet mask (sowei)
Mende people, Sierra Leone
Early 20th century

Headrest
Boni people, Somalia
Early 20th century

Unmarried woman’s apron (isphephetu)
Ndebele people, South Africa
Early 20th century

Women's aprons (jocolo)
Ndebele people, South Africa
Early 20th century

Female figure
Tsonga people, South Africa
Early 20th century

Ceremonial beer pot with lid
Zulu people, South Africa
Early 20th century

Ceremonial beer pot
Zulu people, South Africa
Early 20th century

Ceremonial beer pot
Zulu people, South Africa
Early 20th century

Ceremonial beer pot
Zulu people, South Africa
Early 20th century

Wedding cape
Zulu people, South Africa
Early 20th century

Funerary Post
Belanda people, Sudan
Early 20th century

Anthropomorphic vessel
Zande people, Sudan
Early 20th century

Helmet Mask (lipiko)
Makonde people, Tanzania
Early 20th century

Body mask: young pregnant woman (njorowe)
Makonde people, Tanzania
Early 20th century

Initiation helmet mask (lipico)
Makonde people, Tanzania
Early 20th century

Chieftain’s stool
Nyamwezi people, Tanzania
Early 20th century

Anklet
Swahilli people, Tanzania
Early 20th century

Hairpins
Zaramo people, Tanzania
Early 20th century

Comb
Zaramo people, Tanzania
Early 20th century

Helmet mask (lipiko)
Makonde people, Tanzania or Mozambique
Early 20th century

Fetish Figure
Fon people, The Republic of Benin
Early 20th century

Headrest
Nigeria, West Africa
Early 20th century

Funerary female spirit mask (okuyi)
Lumbo-Punu people, Gabon
Early–mid 20th century

Grave marker (Waaga)
Konso people, Ethiopia
Late 18th – early 19th century

Seated figure pendant amulet
Dogon people, Mali
Late 18th – early 19th century

Pair of figures (bateba)
Lobi people, Burkina Faso
Late 19th – early 20th century

Ideal female figure (lu me)
Dan people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

Spirit of Gu mask
Guro people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

Poro society initiation mask (kepeli-yehe)
Senufo people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

Female reliquary guardian figure (byeri)
Fang people, Gabon
Late 19th – early 20th century

Reliquary figure on a lid (byeri)
Fang people, Gabon
Late 19th – early 20th century

Ngil society mask
Fang people, Gabon
Late 19th – early 20th century

Reliquary guardian figure (mbulu ngulu)
Kota people, Gabon
Late 19th – early 20th century

Reliquary guardian figure (bwiti)
Mahongwe people, Gabon
Late 19th – early 20th century

Mask (mvudi)
Aduma or Mbete people, Gabon and Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Head (mma)
Akan people, Ghana
Late 19th – early 20th century

Fertility doll (akua’ba)
Asante people, Ghana
Late 19th – early 20th century

N’tomo society mask
Bamana people, Mali
Late 19th – early 20th century

Ritual granary trough
Dogon people, Mali
Late 19th – early 20th century

Champion cultivator’s staff (te fali pitya)
Senufo people, Mali or Cote d’Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

Ceremonial rain-making shoulder mask (sukwava)
Wurkun people, Benue River area, Nigeria
Late 19th – early 20th century

Ancestor figure (bavong tchitchiri)
Moba people, Togo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Antelope headpiece (wango-nyaka)
Mossi people, Burkina Faso
Late 19th – early 20th century

Cermonial mask
Nuna (Gurunsi) people, Burkina Faso
Late 19th – early 20th century

Throne
Bamileke people, Cameroon
Late 19th – early 20th century

Leopard headpiece
Bamileke people, Cameroon, Southern Grasslands
Late 19th – early 20th century

Kuosi society elephant mask
Bamileke people, Cameroon, Southern Grasslands
Late 19th – early 20th century

Reliquary guardian figures (byeri)
Fang people, Ngumba people, Cameroon
Late 19th – early 20th century

Herald's mask (mabu)
Wum or Bafum people, Northern Grasslands, Cameroon
Late 19th – early 20th century

Female figure
Attie people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

Youthful spirit mask (Kple kple)
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

House or granary window shutter with carving of an ancestor's head
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

Granary door
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

Mask representing Youth (kple kple)
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

Senior male mask (goli glen) in the shape of a bushcow or buffalo
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

Female spirit-spouse (blolo bla)
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

Mask
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

Female figure (blolo bla)
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

Maternity figure
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

Female figure (blolo bla)
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

Female figure (blolo bla)
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

Chief's staff
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

Mask
Dan people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

Mask
Kulango people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

Firespitter helmet mask (kponyugo)
Senufo people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

Mask
Senufo people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th – early 20th century

Ancestor figure
Basikasingo people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Initiation mask
Bembe people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Ancestral Figure (singiti)
Hemba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Male ancestor figure (singiti)
Hemba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Funerary monkey mask
Hemba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Helmet mask (mwashamboy)
Kuba Bushoong people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Dance mask (bwoom): “the evil hydrocephalic prince”
Kuba Bushoong people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Ritual palm wine mug
Kuba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Female ancestor figure
Kuyu people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Hand mask
Lega people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Ceremonial Bwami society figure
Lega people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Fetish figure
Luba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Ceremonial Staff (kibango)
Luba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Nobleman’s caryatid stool (kihona)
Luba-Hemba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Policing society mask (kifwebe)
Luba-Hemba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Protective female fertility figure (lupinga lua luimpe)
Luluwa people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Knife
Mangbetu people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Honey container
Mangbetu people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Infant's hood
Mangbetu people, Lugbara, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Mask (kibwabwabwa)
Mbagani Kete people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Anthropomorphic coffin
Ngata people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Chief's mask (pumbu ya mfumu)
Pende people, Kasai River area, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Chieftain’s mask (pumbu ya mfumu)
Pende people, Kasai River area, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Fetish figure
Songye people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Mask (kifwebe)
Songye people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Power Figure
Songye people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Ancestor spirit power figure (biteki)
Suku people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Power figure (butti)
Teke people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Kidumu society mask
Teke people, Northern Tsaye group, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Power figure (biteki)
Yaka people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Protective fertility figure (yanda)
Zande people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th – early 20th century

Mother and child figure
Lwena people, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, and Zambia
Late 19th – early 20th century

Harp (ngombi)
Fang people, Gabon
Late 19th – early 20th century

Helmet mask
Fang people, Gabon
Late 19th – early 20th century

Female reliquary guardian figure (byeri)
Fang people, Gabon
Late 19th – early 20th century

Helmet mask (ngontang)
Fang people, Gabon
Late 19th – early 20th century

Reliquary guardian figure (mbulu ngulu)
Kota people, Franceville district, Gabon
Late 19th – early 20th century

Helmet mask (emboli or mbuto)
Kota people, Gabon
Late 19th – early 20th century

Reliquary guardian figure (mbulu ngulu)
Kota people, Gabon
Late 19th – early 20th century

Reliquary guardian figure (mbulu ngulu)
Mahongwe- Kota people, Gabon
Late 19th – early 20th century

Reliquary guardian figure
Mbete people, Gabon
Late 19th – early 20th century

Reliquary guardian figure (mbulu ngulu)
Shamaye people, Gabon
Late 19th – early 20th century

Reliquary guardian figure (mbulu ngulu)
Shamaye people, Gabon
Late 19th – early 20th century

Cloth (kente)
Asante people, Ghana
Late 19th – early 20th century

Earrings
Asante people, Ghana
Late 19th – early 20th century

Fertility doll (akuaba)
Asante people, Ghana
Late 19th – early 20th century

Fertility doll (akuaba)
Asante people, Ghana
Late 19th – early 20th century

Dance mask (bedu)
Nafana people, Ghana
Late 19th – early 20th century

Ceremonial spoon
Bidjogo people, Bissago Islands, Guinea Bissau
Late 19th – early 20th century

Memorial Post (kifango)
Giryama people, Kenya
Late 19th – early 20th century

Funerary post (aloalo)
Mahafaly people, Madagascar
Late 19th – early 20th century

Tomb sculpture
Sakalava people, Madagascar
Late 19th – early 20th century

Kore male society initiation mask
Bamana or Marka people, Mali
Late 19th – early 20th century

Ideal female figure (gwan)
Bamana people, Mali
Late 19th – early 20th century

Merekun female marionette with janus head
Bamana people, Mali
Late 19th – early 20th century

N’tomo society mask
Bamana people, Mali
Late 19th – early 20th century

Headdress (sogoni koun)
Bamana people, Mali
Late 19th – early 20th century

Merekun female marionette
Bamana people, Mali
Late 19th – early 20th century

Mask
Bamana people, Mali
Late 19th – early 20th century

Marionette head
Bozo people, Mopti area, Mali
Late 19th – early 20th century

Female figure
Dogon people, Mali
Late 19th – early 20th century

Female figure on a togu-na house post
Dogon people, Mali
Late 19th – early 20th century

Male figure
Dogon people, Mali
Late 19th – early 20th century

Poro society initiation mask (kpeli-yehe)
Senufo people, Mali
Late 19th – early 20th century

Ceremonial yam harvest mask
Afikpo people, Nigeria
Late 19th – early 20th century

Ceremonial head crest
Ejgaham / Ekoi people, Nigeria
Late 19th – early 20th century

Ekon society marionette
Ibibio people, Nigeria
Late 19th – early 20th century

Dance mask (okumkpa)
Igbo people, Afikpo subgroup, Nigeria
Late 19th – early 20th century

Helmet mask (mgbodike or agbada)
Igbo people, Nigeria
Late 19th – early 20th century

Protective shrine-figure
Igbo people, Nigeria
Late 19th – early 20th century

Protection and divination effigy
Mumuye people, Nigeria
Late 19th – early 20th century

Assemblage honoring the god Eshu
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Late 19th – early 20th century

Crown
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Late 19th – early 20th century

Beaded coronet (orikogbofo)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Late 19th – early 20th century

Beaded coronet (orikogbofo)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Late 19th – early 20th century

Beaded coronet (orikogbofo)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Late 19th – early 20th century

Beaded coronet (orikogbofo)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Late 19th – early 20th century

Beaded coronet (orikogbofo)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Late 19th – early 20th century

Beaded coronet (orikogbofo)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Late 19th – early 20th century

Mask (gelede)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Late 19th – early 20th century

Maternity figure (dedicated to the god Shango)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Late 19th – early 20th century

Gynomorphic ritual vessel
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Late 19th – early 20th century

Eshu: “herald of the gods”
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Late 19th – early 20th century

Tent support posts
Tuareg people, Sahara Region
Late 19th – early 20th century

Lock and keys for camel saddlebag (Tanasi)
Tuareg people, Sahara Region
Late 19th – early 20th century

Female figure
Mende people, Sierra Leone
Late 19th – early 20th century

Woman’s garment
Dinka people, Sudan
Late 19th – early 20th century

Male bodice
Dinka people, Sudan
Late 19th – early 20th century

Female figure
Nyamwezi people, Tanzania
Late 19th – early 20th century

Female ancestor spirit figure (likola)
Makonde people, Tanzania or Mozambique
Late 19th – early 20th century

Food bowl with lid
Kwanga-Barotse people, Zimbabwe
Late 19th – early 20th century

Pendant
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Late 19th century

Nail fetish (muserongo)
Kongo people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Late 19th century

“Soul disk“ bead
Asante people, Ghana
Late 19th century

Chief's ceremonial blanket
Uganda
Late 19th century

Genuflecting Figure
Nok people, Nigeria
Late 6th–early 7th century

Chieftain’s ceremonial chair
Chokwe people, Angola
Undated

Head sculpture
Axum people, Ethiopia
Undated

Equestrian statue (nomoli)
Sherbo people (?), Sierra Leone
Undated
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