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Male figure

Maker:
Akan artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, encrustation
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 35.4 x 11 x 10.3 cm (13 15/16 x 4 5/16 x 4 1/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire
Ghana
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
furniture  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Annie Laurie Aitken Endowment
Object number:
96-6-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7d0f0e793-fe18-4112-986c-a388dd436533
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-6-2

Female figure with children

Maker:
Akan artist  Search this
Medium:
Papier mache, wood, paint, fiber
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 74 x 21.8 x 35.1 cm (29 1/8 x 8 9/16 x 13 13/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Ghana
Date:
Mid-late 20th century
Topic:
mother and child  Search this
twin  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Kuhn
Object number:
82-2-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys706cd21bd-2e55-47d2-8fd7-a1cc028ec014
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_82-2-1

Female figure with child

Maker:
Kongo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood (Nauclea latifolia), glass, glass beads, brass tacks, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 25.7 x 10.5 x 10.2 cm (10 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 4 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Mayombe region, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Mid-19th to early 20th century
Topic:
Fertility  Search this
mother and child  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
83-3-6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Heroes: Principles of African Greatness
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7584bb931-ccef-42c0-9c4a-7f4c17ff05b2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_83-3-6

Female figure with children

Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, indigo pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 39.5 x 19 x 23 cm (15 9/16 x 7 1/2 x 9 1/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Oyo state, Nigeria
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Fertility  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
mother and child  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
85-1-11
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7390683b1-3bdb-442c-8d9c-5b3a0bde7758
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-1-11

Female figure, fragment of a slit gong

Maker:
Mbembe artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, lead, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 68 x 48.5 x 50 cm (26 3/4 x 19 1/8 x 19 11/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
19th-early 20th century
Topic:
leopard  Search this
mother and child  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
85-1-12
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7807aa20f-516d-4f71-b0ba-9d7c9bbdcbd4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-1-12

Pendant

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 20.3 x 15.2 x 6 cm (8 x 6 x 2 3/8 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
18th-19th century
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
foreigner  Search this
horse  Search this
male  Search this
hand  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution in 1966
Object number:
85-19-9
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys766cfd2b2-b438-4ea7-beeb-501fc411bc01
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-19-9

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:
Figure
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
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7fb84cf0e-cc5a-4e38-be78-c1a24cf79420
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-8-1

Archer figure

Maker:
Inland Niger Delta Style  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 61.9 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm (24 3/8 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Inland Niger Delta region, Mali
Date:
13th-15th century
Topic:
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
86-12-1
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Heroes: Principles of African Greatness
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7cdd9aa0d-3aac-4989-ae9c-6c49eb48deed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_86-12-1

Figure with child

Object Name:
mvuala
Maker:
Kongo artist  Search this
Medium:
Ivory, mirror, resin, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 13.3 x 5.1 x 5.7 cm (5 1/4 x 2 x 2 1/4 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
86-2-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys73eceb7c5-e3f6-4004-ae96-082ba5e15b3c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_86-2-1

Female figure with child

Maker:
Igbo artist  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic, pigment, kaolin
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 34 x 14 x 18 cm (13 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 7 1/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
mother and child  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
87-5-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys72bbc7b0c-065b-419e-9a3b-a5035917df43
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_87-5-1

Shrine figure

Object Name:
okega
Maker:
Igala artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, plant fiber, iron, kaolin, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 62.2 x 23.5 x 17.8 cm (24 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 7 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Ibaji area, Nigeria
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Orrel Belle Holcombe in memory of Bryce Holcombe
Object number:
87-6-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7c0c07876-3d1e-460c-afb2-c7766d253d6c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_87-6-1

Male figure

Maker:
Fon artist  Search this
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 19 x 18 x 6.5 cm (7 1/2 x 7 1/16 x 2 9/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Porto Novo, Benin
Date:
ca. 1913-1917
Topic:
lion  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
95-9-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys77454990b-0212-4de3-9bc1-af2b4f5ccc4f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_95-9-1

Figure

Object Name:
ivri
Maker:
Isoko artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 66 x 14.5 x 16.5 cm (26 x 5 11/16 x 6 1/2 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Late 19th-mid 20th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-122
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys763bed436-8c00-4c15-8451-ed0f99f527ab
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-122

Vessel

Object Name:
kurowa
Maker:
Akan artist  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 21 x 30.4 x 29.4 cm (8 1/4 x 11 15/16 x 11 9/16 in.)
Type:
Ceramics
Geography:
Ghana
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Funerary  Search this
Commemorative  Search this
Status  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
Human  Search this
snake  Search this
musical instrument  Search this
mudfish  Search this
star  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-164
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys73b798ef6-6ccc-4b97-91e3-96bd2aa7cf3d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-164

Male figure

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Bvu Kwam, active early 19th century  Search this
Medium:
Wood, ivory, pigment, human hair, bone, cloth
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 111.8 x 39.7 x 44.8 cm (44 x 15 5/8 x 17 5/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Grassfields region, Isu kingdom, Cameroon
Date:
Early 19th century
Topic:
leopard  Search this
weapon  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-31
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Heroes: Principles of African Greatness
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys722377ccc-ea0d-414b-a149-fb3c1e310bea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-31

Figure

Maker:
Fon artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 22 x 8 x 6 cm (8 11/16 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Benin
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
weapon  Search this
Power  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-65
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys71c0eab9c-d5eb-462a-8c47-9ea456e698ad
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-65

Figural group

Maker:
Kongo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 29 x 43.5 x 11 cm (11 7/16 x 17 1/8 x 4 5/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Boma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
foreigner  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Marcia Hersey in memory of Irwin Hersey
Object number:
2010-12-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7c21759d0-e71f-41a2-b6cc-e800f243234f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2010-12-1

Man riding a buffalo

Maker:
Pende artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment, brass tacks
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 56.5 x 23 x 32.5 cm (22 1/4 x 9 1/16 x 12 13/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
Status  Search this
equestrian  Search this
male  Search this
bovine  Search this
Trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Bequest of Barbara and Joseph Goldenberg
Object number:
2011-4-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys70a534384-df19-4ee4-a970-da0ebed321bb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2011-4-1

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:
Figure
Geography:
Ashanti Region, Ghana
Date:
Late 19th to-mid 20th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
mother and child  Search this
furniture  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold J. Alderman
Object number:
2001-22-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
ongoing exhibition
On View:
NMAfA, Pavilion Gallery
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7e533d7fc-8376-4c2a-9a95-e822b73aa710
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2001-22-1

Weight

Object Name:
abrammuo
Maker:
Akan artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7.4 x 2.3 x 3.5 cm (2 15/16 x 7/8 x 1 3/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Ghana
Date:
18th-late 19th century
Topic:
weapon  Search this
male  Search this
Trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Ernst Anspach
Object number:
95-6-4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys78b11e2de-1f3a-469d-88bc-6aa13861356d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_95-6-4

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