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Male figure

nkisi
Maker:
Kongo peoples
Medium:
Wood, mirror, pigment, resin
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 19.4 x 7.9 x 11.1 cm (7 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 4 3/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Congo
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Divination
Leadership
Power
male
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert and Nancy Nooter
Object number:
86-6-1
Label Text:
The cross-legged pose and carved fiber hat of this figure are symbols associated with rulers. Chiefs and minkisi both have special powers and medicines that can be invoked for the welfare of the community.
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
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Badge, Cap, Welfare Worker, American Red Cross

Materials:
Overall: Gold Wire
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 6 x 5cm (2 3/8 x 1 15/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Found in Collection. Donor Unknown at this Time. Found on NASM Premises.
Inventory Number:
A19951347000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Physical Description:
American Red Cross Welfare Worker's cap badge; gold wire shield with embroidered red cross surrounded by a blue embroidered ring; gold letter text "AMERICAN RED CROSS" on blue ring; gold wire eagle surmounts shield.
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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National Air and Space Museum
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"The object of government is the welfare of the people. The material progress and prosperity of a nation are desirable chiefly so far as they lead to the moral and material welfare of all good citizens."--Theodore Roosevelt, the New Nationalism, 1910. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

Artist:
Joseph Hirsch, born Philadelphia, PA 1910-died New York City 1981
Sitter:
Theodore Roosevelt
Medium:
gouache on paperboard
Dimensions:
sheet: 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (31.1 x 24.2 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1954
Topic:
Occupation\political\president
Dress\accessory\eye wear
Portrait male
Figure male\fragment\face
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America
Object number:
1984.124.117
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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