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Reliquary guardian figure (mbulu ngulu)
Kota people, Gabon
Africa
Reliquary guardian figures (byeri)
Fang people, Ngumba people, Cameroon
Africa
Comb
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Africa
Male spirit-spouse (blolo-bian)
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Africa
Ritual mallet (laoure)
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Africa
Mouse divination pot
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Africa
Ritual and War Mask
Guerre people, Cote d'Ivoire
Africa
Seated female figure
Senufo people, Cote d'Ivoire
Africa
Woman’s protective amulet
Bahuana people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Man’s protective amulet
Bahuana people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Ancestral Figure (singiti)
Hemba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Tomb figure in prayer position (ntadi)
Kongo people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Helmet mask (mwashamboy)
Kuba Bushoong people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Helmet mask
Kuba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Pipe-head
Kuba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Ritual palm wine mug
Kuba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Gun powder flask
Kuba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Camwood powder container
Kuba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Hat (bwami)
Lega people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Fetish figure
Luba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Knife
Mangbetu people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Infant's hood
Mangbetu people, Lugbara, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Female figure (Naho, messenger of the Supreme Being, Gale)
Ngbaka people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Stool
Pende people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Chief's mask (pumbu ya mfumu)
Pende people, Kasai River area, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Fetish figure
Songye people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Mask (kifwebe)
Songye people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Personal fetish figure
Yaka people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Power figure (biteki)
Yaka people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Headrest
Kaffa area (?), Ethiopia
Africa
Male headdress
Mursi people, Ethiopia
Africa
Bread or lunch basket
Oromo people, Ethiopia
Africa
Bread basket or “lunch basket”
Oromo people, Ethiopia
Africa
Hand cross
Sidamo people, Ethiopia
Africa
Harp (ngombi)
Fang people, Gabon
Africa
Helmet mask
Fang people, Gabon
Africa
Ceremonial throwing knife
Kota-Fang people, Gabon
Africa
Reliquary guardian figure (mbulu ngulu)
Mahongwe- Kota people, Gabon
Africa
Female figure
Punu people, Gabon
Africa
Reliquary guardian figure (mbulu ngulu)
Shamaye people, Gabon
Africa
Funerary head
Anyi people, Ghana
Africa
Fertility doll (akuaba)
Asante people, Ghana
Africa
Adinkra cloth stamp
Asante people, Ghana
Africa
Adinkra cloth stamp
Asante people, Ghana
Africa
Soul-washer’s disk (akrafokunmu)
Asante people, Ghana
Africa
Adinkra cloth stamp
Asante people, Ghana
Africa
Adinkra cloth stamp
Asante people, Ghana
Africa
Funerary head
Koma people, Ghana
Africa
Funerary head
Koma people, Ghana
Africa
Ceremonial spoon
Bidjogo people, Bissago Islands, Guinea Bissau
Africa
Fertility amulet wall panel
Borana people, Kenya
Africa
Fertility amulet wall panel
Borana people, Kenya
Africa
Fertility amulet wall pane
Borana people, Kenya
Africa
Fertility amulet wall panel
Borana people, Kenya
Africa
Panel
Borana people, Kenya
Africa
Headrest
Karamojong people, Kenya
Africa
Earrings
Kikuyu people, Kenya
Africa
Bandolier
Kikuyu people, Kenya
Africa
Head cover
Luo people, Kenya
Africa
Headdress (enkuraru)
Maasai people, Kenya
Africa
Arm ornament indicating rank (errap)
Maasai people, Kenya
Africa
Bag for personal jewellery (olbene)
Maasai people, Kenya
Africa
Bag for personal jewellery (olbene)
Maasai people, Kenya
Africa
Bag for personal jewellery (olbene)
Maasai people, Kenya
Africa
Belt
Maasai people, Kenya
Africa
Bag for personal jewellery (olbene)
Maasai people, Kenya
Africa
Bag for personal jewellery (olbene)
Maasai people, Kenya
Africa
Headrest
Pokot people, Kenya
Africa
Headrest
Pokot people, Kenya
Africa
Married woman's necklace (mpooro engorio)
Rendille people, Kenya
Africa
Hair ornament
Samburu people, Kenya
Africa
Mask
Dan/Guere people, Liberia
Africa
Snuff container
Nguni people, Malawi
Africa
Mask (n’tomo)
Bamana people, Mali
Africa
Ideal female figure (gwan)
Bamana people, Mali
Africa
Merekun female marionette with janus head
Bamana people, Mali
Africa
N’tomo society mask
Bamana people, Mali
Africa
Male and female ancestor figures
Dogon people, Mali
Africa
Female figure
Dogon people, Mali
Africa
Male farming (agriculture) mask
Marka people, Mali
Africa
Two-faced firespitter helmet mask (kponungo)
Senufo people, Mali or Cote d’Ivoire
Africa
Ceremonial head crest
Ejgaham / Ekoi people, Nigeria
Africa
Ekon society marionette
Ibibio people, Nigeria
Africa
Female figure (community’s guardian spirit)
Igbo people, Nigeria
Africa
Protection and divination effigy
Mumuye people, Nigeria
Africa
Head
Nok people, Nigeria
Africa
Assemblage honoring the god Eshu
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Crown
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Twin figure (Ibeji)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Twin Figure (ibeji)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Twin Figure (ibeji)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Twin Figure (ibeji)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Twin Figures (Ibeji)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Twin Figures (Ibeji)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Twin Figures (Ibeji)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Twin Figures (Ibeji)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Twin figures (Ibeji)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
King’s shoes (bata ileke)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Ogboni cult figures (edan)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Sheath
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Beaded coronet (orikogbofo)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Beaded coronet (orikogbofo)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Beaded coronet (orikogbofo)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Beaded coronet (orikogbofo)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Beaded coronet (orikogbofo)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Beaded coronet (orikogbofo)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Sheath
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Altarpiece (osamasinmi)
Yoruba people, Owo subgroup, Nigeria
Africa
Tent support posts
Tuareg people, Sahara Region
Africa
Woman’s helmet mask (sowei)
Mende people, Sierra Leone
Africa
Equestrian statue (nomoli)
Sherbo people (?), Sierra Leone
Africa
Headrest
Boni people, Somalia
Africa
Ceremonial fertility doll
Ndebele people, South Africa
Africa
Unmarried woman’s apron (isphephetu)
Ndebele people, South Africa
Africa
Ceremonial beer pot with lid
Zulu people, South Africa
Africa
Ceremonial beer pot
Zulu people, South Africa
Africa
Ceremonial beer pot
Zulu people, South Africa
Africa
Ceremonial beer pot
Zulu people, South Africa
Africa
Wedding cape
Zulu people, South Africa
Africa
Woman’s garment
Dinka people, Sudan
Africa
Male bodice
Dinka people, Sudan
Africa
Anthropomorphic vessel
Zande people, Sudan
Africa
Helmet Mask (lipiko)
Makonde people, Tanzania
Africa
Body mask: young pregnant woman (njorowe)
Makonde people, Tanzania
Africa
Snuff container
Nyamwezi people, Tanzania
Africa
Anklet
Swahilli people, Tanzania
Africa
Hairpins
Zaramo people, Tanzania
Africa
Fetish Figure
Fon people, The Republic of Benin
Africa
Seated figure pendant amulet
Dogon people, Mali
Africa
Pair of earrings
Fulani people, Mopti area, Mali
Africa
Lock and keys for camel saddlebag (Tanasi)
Tuareg people, Sahara Region
Africa
Plaque pendant
Edo people, Benin, Nigeria
Africa
Headdress (sogoni koun)
Bamana people, Mali
Africa
Marionette head
Bozo people, Mopti area, Mali
Africa
N’tomo society mask
Bamana people, Mali
Africa
Ceremonial Mask
Marka people, Mali
Africa
Kore male society initiation mask
Bamana or Marka people, Mali
Africa
Cermonial mask
Nuna (Gurunsi) people, Burkina Faso
Africa
Tji wara headdress (female oryx antelope type)
Bamana people, Mali
Africa
Headdress (tji wara)
Bamana people, Mali
Africa
Poro society initiation mask (kepeli-yehe)
Senufo people, Cote d'Ivoire
Africa
Mask
Kulango people, Cote d'Ivoire
Africa
Poro society initiation mask (kpeli-yehe)
Senufo people, Mali
Africa
Champion cultivator’s staff (te fali pitya)
Senufo people, Mali or Cote d’Ivoire
Africa
Firespitter helmet mask (kponyugo)
Senufo people, Cote d'Ivoire
Africa
Female figure on a togu-na house post
Dogon people, Mali
Africa
Pair of figures (bateba)
Lobi people, Burkina Faso
Africa
Hogon equestrian statue
Dogon people, Mali
Africa
Ritual granary trough
Dogon people, Mali
Africa
Spirit of Gu mask
Guro people, Cote d'Ivoire
Africa
Mask
Kono or Guerze people, Guinea
Africa
Bundu female society helmet mask (sowei)
Mende people, Sierra Leone
Africa
Female figure
Mende people, Sierra Leone
Africa
Ideal female figure (lu me)
Dan people, Cote d'Ivoire
Africa
Male D’mba figure
Baga people, Guinea
Africa
Shrine sculpture representing the bird Anok (A-Tshol)
Baga people, Guinea
Africa
Head (mma)
Akan people, Ghana
Africa
Head sculpture
Bura people, Niger
Africa
Idealized head of a high-ranking figure
Yoruba people, Ife-Ife kingdom, Nigeria
Africa
Funerary vessel
Bura people, Niger
Africa
Anthropomorphic figure
Nok people, Nigeria
Africa
Genuflecting Figure
Nok people, Nigeria
Africa
Spirit mask (egungun)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Mask for protection against witchcraft
Bini people, Nigeria
Africa
Mask (gelede)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Ceremonial rain-making shoulder mask (sukwava)
Wurkun people, Benue River area, Nigeria
Africa
Dance mask (okumkpa)
Igbo people, Afikpo subgroup, Nigeria
Africa
Ceremonial yam harvest mask
Afikpo people, Nigeria
Africa
Helmet mask (mgbodike or agbada)
Igbo people, Nigeria
Africa
Mask
Idoma people, Nigeria
Africa
Artist: Bambgose of Osi Ilorin (died: ca. 1920)
Africa
Vabo cult buffalo mask
Mumuye people, Nigeria
Africa
Helmet mask in the shape of a bushcow
Kantana (Mama) people, Nigeria
Africa
Protective shrine-figure
Igbo people, Nigeria
Africa
Ancestor figure (bavong tchitchiri)
Moba people, Togo
Africa
Ancestor figure (ekpu)
Ibibio people, Oron subgroup, Nigeria
Africa
Protection and divination effigy
Mumuye people, Nigeria
Africa
Divination bowl (agere ifa)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Maternity figure (dedicated to the god Shango)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Gynomorphic ritual vessel
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Eshu: “herald of the gods”
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Dance panel (yata)
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Diviner’s bag
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Africa
Fertility doll (akua’ba)
Asante people, Ghana
Africa
Female figure (sika blawa)
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Africa
Cloth (kente)
Asante people, Ghana
Africa
House or granary window shutter with carving of an ancestor's head
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Africa
Granary door
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Africa
Mask representing Youth (kple kple)
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Africa
Senior male mask (goli glen) in the shape of a bushcow or buffalo
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Africa
Mbra cult monkey figure (gbekre)
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Africa
Female spirit-spouse (blolo bla)
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Africa
Maternity figure
Baule people, Cote d'Ivoire
Africa
Seated mother-goddess cult figure
Jenne-Jeno area, Mali
Africa
Helmet mask (emboli or mbuto)
Kota people, Gabon
Africa
Reliquary guardian figure (mbulu ngulu)
Shamaye people, Gabon
Africa
Reliquary guardian figure (mbulu ngulu)
Kota people, Gabon
Africa
Reliquary guardian figure (bwiti)
Mahongwe people, Gabon
Africa
Reliquary guardian figure (mbulu ngulu)
Kota people, Franceville district, Gabon
Africa
Female ancestor figure
Kuyu people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Ancestor figure
Basikasingo people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Female reliquary guardian figure (byeri)
Fang people, Gabon
Africa
Reliquary figure on a lid (byeri)
Fang people, Gabon
Africa
Ceremonial Staff (kibango)
Luba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Male ancestor figure (singiti)
Hemba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Nobleman’s caryatid stool (kihona)
Luba-Hemba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Female reliquary guardian figure (byeri)
Fang people, Gabon
Africa
Mask
Kom people, Cameroon
Africa
Throne
Bamileke people, Cameroon
Africa
Leopard headpiece
Bamileke people, Cameroon, Southern Grasslands
Africa
Kuosi society elephant mask
Bamileke people, Cameroon, Southern Grasslands
Africa
Seated figure
Bamileke people, Cameroon
Africa
Herald's mask (mabu)
Wum or Bafum people, Northern Grasslands, Cameroon
Africa
Chieftain’s ceremonial chair
Chokwe people, Angola
Africa
Dance mask (bwoom): “the evil hydrocephalic prince”
Kuba Bushoong people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Ngil society mask
Fang people, Gabon
Africa
Funerary female spirit mask (okuyi)
Lumbo-Punu people, Gabon
Africa
Mask (mvudi)
Aduma or Mbete people, Gabon and Congo
Africa
Helmet mask (ngontang)
Fang people, Gabon
Africa
Policing society mask (kifwebe)
Luba-Hemba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Female mask (kifwebe)
Songye people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Kidumu society mask
Teke people, Northern Tsaye group, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Elderly nobleman’s mask (cihongo)
Chokwe people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Hand mask
Lega people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Chieftain’s mask (pumbu ya mfumu)
Pende people, Kasai River area, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Mask (luk’wakongo)
Lega people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Funerary monkey mask
Hemba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Mask (mbuya)
Pende people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Mask (kibwabwabwa)
Mbagani Kete people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Initiation mask
Bembe people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Power figure (butti)
Teke people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Protective female fertility figure (lupinga lua luimpe)
Luluwa people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Mother and child figure
Lwena people, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, and Zambia
Africa
Protective fertility figure (yanda)
Zande people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Ceremonial Bwami society figure
Lega people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Spoon
Lega people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Spoon
Lega people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Female figure
Shira-Punu people, Gabon
Africa
Anthropomorphic coffin
Ngata people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Honey container
Mangbetu people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Reliquary guardian figure
Mbete people, Gabon
Africa
Power Figure
Songye people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Male power figure
Suku people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Ancestor spirit power figure (biteki)
Suku people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Nail fetish (muserongo)
Kongo people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa
Hand cross
Sidamo people, Ethiopia
Africa
Hand cross
East Ethiopia
Africa
Hand cross
Sidamo people, Ethiopia
Africa
Processional Jerusalem cross
Ethiopia
Africa
Miracles of Mary manuscript
Gondar region, Ethiopia
Africa
Head sculpture
Axum people, Ethiopia
Africa
Oil or water receptacle
Axum people, Ethiopia
Africa
Ossuary
Axum people, Ethiopia
Africa
Chieftain’s stool
Nyamwezi people, Tanzania
Africa
Female figure
Nyamwezi people, Tanzania
Africa
Food bowl with lid
Kwanga-Barotse people, Zimbabwe
Africa
Helmet mask (lipiko)
Makonde people, Tanzania or Mozambique
Africa
Female ancestor spirit figure (likola)
Makonde people, Tanzania or Mozambique
Africa
Female figure
Tsonga people, South Africa
Africa
Rock painting
San people, Namibia, South Africa
Africa
Funerary post (aloalo)
Mahafaly people, Madagascar
Africa
Tomb sculpture
Sakalava people, Madagascar
Africa
Grave marker (Waaga)
Konso people, Ethiopia
Africa
Memorial Post (kifango)
Giryama people, Kenya
Africa
Funerary Post
Belanda people, Sudan