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Funerary sculpture

Maker:
Sakalava artist  Search this
Sakalava artist  Search this
Bara artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment, metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 180 x 24.5 x 27.5 cm (70 7/8 x 9 5/8 x 10 13/16 in.) Weight: 34 kg (75 lb.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Madagascar
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Funerary  Search this
Commemorative  Search this
Status  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-4
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-4

Door

Maker:
Senufo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 149.5 x 75 x 10.4 cm (58 7/8 x 29 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)
Type:
Architectural Element
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
1920s
Topic:
crocodile  Search this
Household  Search this
Status  Search this
equestrian  Search this
snake  Search this
weapon  Search this
hornbill  Search this
mask  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-6
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-6

Plaque

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 47 x 34.2 x 8.2 cm (18 1/2 x 13 7/16 x 3 1/4 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid-16th to 17th century
Topic:
foreigner  Search this
musical instrument  Search this
weapon  Search this
male  Search this
floral  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution in 1979
Object number:
85-19-18
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-19-18

Male figure

Object Name:
nkisi
Maker:
Songye artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, horn, seed pod, glass beads, iron, hide
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 52 x 11.5 x 12.7 cm (20 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 5 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Power  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert and Nancy Nooter
Object number:
84-12-1
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_84-12-1

Plaque

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 45.6 x 35 x 8.9 cm (17 15/16 x 13 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid-16th to 17th century
Topic:
foreigner  Search this
musical instrument  Search this
weapon  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
82-5-3
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
NMAfA, South Gallery (1141)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_82-5-3

Icon

Maker:
Ethiopian Orthodox  Search this
Medium:
Distemper and gesso on wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 19.8 x 33.6 x 2.1 cm (7 13/16 x 13 1/4 x 13/16 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
Ethiopia
Date:
Late 17th century
Topic:
equestrian  Search this
mother and child  Search this
snake  Search this
weapon  Search this
furniture  Search this
horse  Search this
angel  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Erwin
Object number:
94-21-1
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_94-21-1

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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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_97-4-1

Blade currency

Maker:
Adio Azande artist  Search this
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 63 x 19.8 x .8 cm (24 13/16 x 7 13/16 x 5/16 in.)
Type:
Exchange Media
Geography:
South Sudan
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Marriage  Search this
Trade  Search this
Currency  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Drs. Jean and Noble Endicott
Object number:
2000-28-10
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2000-28-10

Finial

Maker:
Attie artist  Search this
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 12.9 x 2.9 x 3.5 cm (5 1/16 x 1 1/8 x 1 3/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Lagoons region, Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
foreigner  Search this
furniture  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-62
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-62

Blade currency

Object Name:
liganda
Maker:
Lokele artist  Search this
Turumbu artist  Search this
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 103.7 x 17.5 x 2.3cm (40 13/16 x 6 7/8 x 7/8 in.)
Type:
Exchange Media
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Late 19th - early 20th century
Topic:
Marriage  Search this
Trade  Search this
Currency  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Allen C. Davis in memory of Henry Elliott
Object number:
2008-10-3
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2008-10-3

Blade currency

Object Name:
liganda
Maker:
Turumbu artist  Search this
Lokele artist  Search this
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
H x W: 177.8 x 39.7 cm (70 x 15 5/8 in.)
Type:
Exchange Media
Geography:
Lomami-Lualaba River region, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
19th century
Topic:
Marriage  Search this
Trade  Search this
Currency  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
83-3-14
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_83-3-14

Male figure

Maker:
Bamum artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, brass, cloth, glass beads, cowrie shells
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 160 x 39.4 x 36.8 cm (63 x 15 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Fumban, Grassfields region, Cameroon
Date:
Late 19th century
Topic:
leopard  Search this
Leadership  Search this
Status  Search this
spider  Search this
frog  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Evelyn A.J. Hall and John A. Friede
Object number:
85-8-1
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
ongoing exhibition
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-8-1

Headrest

Maker:
Master of Mulongo  Search this
Luba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, oil
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 17.1 x 12.4 x 9.2 cm (6 3/4 x 4 7/8 x 3 5/8 in.)
Type:
Furniture and Furnishing
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Mid-late 19th century
Topic:
Household  Search this
Status  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
86-12-14
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_86-12-14

Divination basket

Object Name:
ngombo
Maker:
Chokwe artist  Search this
Medium:
Plant fiber, seed, stone, horn, shell, bone, metal, feather, camwood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10.2 x 30.7 x 30.7 cm (4 x 12 1/16 x 12 1/16 in.)
Type:
Container
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Angola
Date:
Mid-19th to early 20th century
Topic:
Divination  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
86-12-17.1
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_86-12-17.1

Spear blade currency

Maker:
Ngbaka artist  Search this
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 50.7 x 16.2 x 8.1 cm (19 15/16 x 6 3/8 x 3 3/16 in.)
Type:
Exchange Media
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Marriage  Search this
Trade  Search this
Currency  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Claire and Frederick Mebel
Object number:
89-18-1
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_89-18-1

Ritual spear

Maker:
Chamba artist  Search this
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 115.6 x 9.3 x 2.5 cm (45 1/2 x 3 5/8 x 1 in.)
Type:
Weapon and Armament
Geography:
Cameroon
Middle Benue River region, Nigeria
Date:
19th-20th century
Topic:
Funerary  Search this
Leadership  Search this
Male use  Search this
Healing  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Tom Joyce and museum purchase with funds donated by Carl Jennings
Object number:
2002-10-12
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2002-10-12

Icon

Maker:
Ethiopian Orthodox  Search this
Medium:
Distemper and gesso on wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10.5 x 14.7 x 1.7 cm (4 1/8 x 5 13/16 x 11/16 in.) (open)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
Ethiopia
Date:
17th century
Topic:
equestrian  Search this
mother and child  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
horse  Search this
angel  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Ciro R. Taddeo in honor of Dr. Elisabeth-Dorothea Hecht, Ph. D.
Object number:
2003-7-1
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2003-7-1

Female figure

Maker:
Luba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 35.2 x 13.3 x 12.7 cm (13 7/8 x 5 1/4 x 5 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
Ancestral  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-298
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-298

Veranda post

Maker:
Oshamuko of Osi  Search this
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 172.3 x 29.5 x 43cm (67 13/16 x 11 5/8 x 16 15/16in.)
Type:
Architectural Element
Geography:
Ekiti region, Nigeria
Date:
1920-1950
Topic:
equestrian  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-35
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-35

Stool

Maker:
Luba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 43.6 x 23.5 x 24.5 cm (17 3/16 x 9 1/4 x 9 5/8 in.)
Type:
Furniture and Furnishing
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
female  Search this
shell  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-357
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-357

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