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Tinubu Square Lagos

Maker:
Oluwole Olayemi, born 1947, Ghana  Search this
Medium:
Black ink on white paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 50.8 × 63.5 cm (20 × 25 in.)
Type:
Print
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Credit Line:
The Wil and Irene Petty Collection
Object number:
2008-5-32
Restrictions & Rights:
(c) 1970 Oluwole Olayemi
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Boy and the Candle

Maker:
Gerard Sekoto, 1913-1993, born South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 46.2 x 36 cm (18 3/16 x 14 3/16 in.) Framed: 48.9 × 37.8 × 5.1 cm (19 1/4 × 14 7/8 × 2 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
1943
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
2000-3-1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1943 Gerard Sekoto Foundation
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The Notorious Green Car

Maker:
Willie Bester, born 1956, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Metal, paint, burlap, glass, plexiglass, bone, plastic, cloth, wood, rubber, paper, wire
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 175 x 100 x 21 cm (68 7/8 x 39 3/8 x 8 1/4 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
1995
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
96-26-1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1995 Willie Bester
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Bowl with figures

Maker:
Olowe of Ise, ca. 1875-ca. 1938  Search this
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, paint
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 53.8 x 25 x 35 cm (21 3/16 x 9 13/16 x 13 3/4 in.)
Type:
Container
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
bird  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-34
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Small Iriabo

Maker:
Sokari Douglas Camp, born 1958, Nigeria  Search this
Medium:
Steel, wood, paint, motor
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 140 x 41.9 x 40.6 cm (55 1/8 x 16 1/2 x 16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
1987
Topic:
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
97-5-1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1987 Sokari Douglas Camp
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Vessel

Maker:
Teke artist  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 25.7 x 21 x 9 cm (10 1/8 x 8 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)
Type:
Container
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Congo
Date:
Early 20th century
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
85-4-1
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Have you Heard?

Maker:
Bruce Onobrakpeya, born 1932, Nigeria  Search this
Medium:
Deep etching on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 69.5 x 50.9 cm (27 3/8 x 20 1/16 in.)
Type:
Print
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Topic:
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the George I. and Jean Lythcott family
Object number:
93-19-1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1970 Bruce Onobrakpeya
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From Slave to Champ I

Maker:
Godfried Donkor, born 1964, Ghana  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 62.7 x 47.5 cm (24 11/16 x 18 11/16 in.)
Type:
Drawing and Collage
Geography:
Ghana
Date:
1992
Topic:
boat  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
96-21-2
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1992 Godfried Donkor
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Cuts

Maker:
Johannes Phokela, born 1966  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic and string on canvas
Dimensions:
H x W: 211 x 211 cm (83 1/16 x 83 1/16 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
1990
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
96-24-1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1990 Johannes Phokela
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Moon and Dog

Maker:
David Koloane, born 1938, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
H x W: 109.3 x 104 cm (43 1/16 x 40 15/16 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
1995
Topic:
dog  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
96-31-1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1995 David Koloane
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Maasai Steppe Ascending - Convective Displacement

Maker:
Georgia Papageorge, born 1941, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Oil stick and graphite on canvas with volcanic rock and cloth
Dimensions:
H x W: 239 x 117 cm (94 1/8 x 46 1/16 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
1997
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
98-19-1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1997 Georgie Papageorge
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Herbalist's staff

Object Name:
opa Osanyin
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 67.3 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm (26 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
bird  Search this
Healing  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Herbert Baker
Object number:
71-15-17
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Blueprint of the Table House

Maker:
Karel Nel, born 1955, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Pastel and pigment on bonded fiber cloth
Dimensions:
H x W: 212.5 x 154.5 cm (83 11/16 x 60 13/16 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
1995
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
96-31-2
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1995 Karel Nel
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Nested baskets

Object Name:
bobana
Maker:
Tusyan artist  Search this
Medium:
Plant fiber, leather
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 26.2 x 18.5 x 15.9 cm (10 5/16 x 7 5/16 x 6 1/4 in.)
Type:
Container
Geography:
Burkina Faso
Date:
Late 20th century
Topic:
Marriage  Search this
Household  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
79-13-10
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Masquerader with Boat Headdress

Maker:
Sokari Douglas Camp, born 1958, Nigeria  Search this
Medium:
Steel, mirror, wood, bells, cloth, paint, motor
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 225 x 103.5 x 122 cm (88 9/16 x 40 3/4 x 48 1/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
1987
Topic:
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Annie Laurie Aitken Endowment
Object number:
97-4-1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1987 Sokari Douglas Camp
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Female figure with child

Maker:
Asante artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment, glass beads, fiber, nails
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 56.5 x 15.7 x 24.5 cm (22 1/4 x 6 3/16 x 9 5/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Ghana
Date:
Late 19th to-mid 20th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
mother and child  Search this
furniture  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold J. Alderman
Object number:
2001-22-1
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Slit gong

Maker:
Yangere artist  Search this
Lobala artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 63.5 x 248 x 47 cm (25 x 97 5/8 x 18 1/2 in.)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Central African Republic
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
bushcow  Search this
Male use  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and museum purchase
Object number:
92-12-1
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Tyilo-Tyilo

Maker:
Louis Maqhubela, born 1939, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Gouache on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 74.5 x 56 cm (29 5/16 x 22 1/16 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
1997
Topic:
musical instrument  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
98-19-2
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1997 Louis Maqhubela
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Staff

Object Name:
ogo Elegba
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, indigo
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 41.5 x 8.7 x 21.7 cm (16 5/16 x 3 7/16 x 8 9/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
musical instrument  Search this
Janus-faced  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-354
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Door

Object Name:
ilekun
Maker:
Olowe of Ise, ca. 1875-ca. 1938  Search this
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 102 x 68 x 8.5 cm (40 3/16 x 26 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.)
Type:
Architectural Element
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
bird  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Nicholas Zervas
Object number:
76-41-2
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