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Ceremonial spoon

Object Name:
wa ke mia
Maker:
Dan artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5.5 x 44.9 x 9.2 cm (2 3/16 x 17 11/16 x 3 5/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Liberia
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Bequest of Samuel Rubin
Object number:
79-16-28
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7eaea1d77-9b28-4453-a869-c61b56419ae2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_79-16-28

Ceremonial spoon

Object Name:
wa ke mia
Maker:
Wee artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, metal, oil patina
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 62.5 x 16.5 x 8.5 cm (24 5/8 x 6 1/2 x 3 3/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Liberia
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
Late 19th to mid-20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
mask  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-58
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7479d581b-91b2-4c31-b511-8d6980413c9f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-58
Online Media:

Wrapper

Maker:
Asante artist  Search this
Medium:
Silk, synthetic dye
Dimensions:
H x W: 217 x 105cm (85 7/16 x 41 5/16in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Bonwire, Ghana
Topic:
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
Credit Line:
National Museum of African Art, National Museum of Natural History, purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, 1983-85, EJ10552
Object number:
EJ10552
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/ys7caf79430-9acc-4d5d-9cb2-b692f70ea576
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_EJ10552

Wrapper

Object Name:
Mamponghema
Maker:
Asante artist  Search this
Medium:
Silk, synthetic dye
Dimensions:
H x W: 220 x 110.5cm (86 5/8 x 43 1/2in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Bonwire, Ghana
Topic:
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
Credit Line:
National Museum of African Art, National Museum of Natural History, purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, 1983-85, EJ10556
Object number:
EJ10556
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/ys7b1e04c59-f6fa-45b4-a88c-714bd23ffa2a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_EJ10556

Wrapper

Maker:
Asante artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton, indigo dye, natural dye
Dimensions:
H x W: 183 x 107cm (72 1/16 x 42 1/8in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Bonwire, Ghana
Topic:
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
Credit Line:
National Museum of African Art, National Museum of Natural History, purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, 1983-85, EJ10559
Object number:
EJ10559
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/ys706f85f72-bd5d-4e8a-88ae-58f9824b5ef8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_EJ10559

Women's Cloth

Maker:
Asante artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton, indigo dye, natural dye
Dimensions:
H x W: 239.4 x 137.2 cm (94 1/4 x 54 in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Bonwire, Ghana
Date:
Before 1969
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
National Museum of African Art, National Museum of Natural History, purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, 1983-85, EJ10593
Object number:
EJ10593
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/ys77b02b0f7-a908-49fb-9708-2c34f6c2ea85
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_EJ10593

Hiampoa

Maker:
Asante artist  Search this
Medium:
Silk, natural dye, synthetic dye
Dimensions:
H x W: 144.1 x 52.8 cm (56 3/4 x 20 13/16 in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Bonwire, Ghana
Date:
Before 1970
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
National Museum of African Art, National Museum of Natural History, purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, 1983-85, EJ10595
Object number:
EJ10595
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/ys7d3b43b74-ca4d-4fcf-b3ce-cbcc0509e421
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_EJ10595

Wrapper

Maker:
Asante artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton
Dimensions:
H x W: 175.4 x 127 cm (69 1/16 x 50 in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Ghana
Date:
Before 1972
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
National Museum of African Art, National Museum of Natural History, purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, 1983-85, EJ10601
Object number:
EJ10601
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/ys79e34071c-972b-45be-acd8-8a4676b5f7c5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_EJ10601

Woman's wrapper

Object Name:
sakake
Maker:
Hausa artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton, metal wrapped thread, synthetic dye
Dimensions:
H x W: 182 x 117cm (71 5/8 x 46 1/16in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Kano, Nigeria
Date:
ca. 1979
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
Credit Line:
National Museum of African Art, National Museum of Natural History, purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, 1983-85, EJ11055
Object number:
EJ11055
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/ys79bb713f2-6ebf-4150-a94d-87934b37c29a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_EJ11055

Anklet

Maker:
Baule artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 6.1 x 17.3 x 15.2 cm (2 3/8 x 6 13/16 x 6 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire
Topic:
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Syrop
Object number:
83-11-7
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/ys782157bd6-24b8-42f6-9a07-3ce288b73114
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_83-11-7

Female figure

Object Name:
akua'ba
Maker:
Asante artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, encrustation
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 44.5 x 17.8 x 6 cm (17 1/2 x 7 x 2 3/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Ghana
Date:
Early-mid 20th century
Topic:
Fertility  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Evelyn A.J. Hall and John A. Friede
Object number:
85-8-4
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/ys77770ac98-6549-4dcb-aa89-0d0678553c96
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-8-4

Bracelet

Medium:
Silver alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4.8 x 5.4 x 5.4 cm (1 7/8 x 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Mogadishu, Somalia
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Loughrans
Object number:
76-16-10
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/ys7469ec00c-9f03-4e5b-8968-8f599939eae5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_76-16-10

Bracelet

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Silver alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 9.2 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm (3 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Mogadishu, Somalia
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Loughrans
Object number:
76-16-9
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/ys7d76e9a6f-2831-4066-8059-1f02402c0264
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_76-16-9

Doll

Maker:
Ibibio artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, paint
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid-late 20th century
Topic:
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Okechuku Nzelibe
Object number:
75-16-1
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/ys7388f628d-0537-4168-9138-9e3de38887fc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_75-16-1

Bracelet

Maker:
Dan artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1.9 x 11.1 x 8.9 cm (3/4 x 4 3/8 x 3 1/2 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire
Topic:
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Emil J. Arnold in memory of her husband
Object number:
75-3-481
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/ys7afd5b9b7-8966-4bd0-8395-be6df3f4a613
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_75-3-481

Bracelet

Medium:
Silver alloy
Dimensions:
H x W: 2.2 x 10.2 cm (7/8 x 4 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Yemen
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Franklin H. Williams
Object number:
73-19-68
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/ys7d93777db-9c10-4e24-9db9-7b41df3db815
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_73-19-68

Female figure

Maker:
Asante artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment, glass beads, plant fiber
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Ghana
Date:
Mid 20th century
Topic:
Fertility  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Bequest of Eliot Elisofon
Object number:
73-7-178
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/ys704c374df-46bd-486a-8288-16c64ffa6860
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_73-7-178

Wrapper

Object Name:
kente
Maker:
Ewe artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton, synthetic fiber
Dimensions:
H x W: 179.4 × 120.6 cm (70 5/8 × 47 1/2 in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Ghana
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles D. Miller III
Object number:
2015-15-1
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/ys7c9bdd2e3-ed25-497d-8f78-b70b7b711fa6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2015-15-1

Wrapper

Object Name:
kente
Maker:
Ewe artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton, synthetic fiber
Dimensions:
H x W: 175.5 × 114.7 cm (69 1/8 × 45 3/16 in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Ghana
Date:
1929
Topic:
elephant  Search this
Status  Search this
Human  Search this
frog  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles D. Miller III
Object number:
2015-15-2
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/ys7f7593757-a330-418a-87ee-79b581273a85
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2015-15-2

Dress

Maker:
Nike Davies-Okundaye, born 1951, Nigeria  Search this
Medium:
Cotton cloth, cotton thread, indigo dye, embroidery, plastic buttons
Dimensions:
H x W: 144.1 × 61 cm (56 3/4 × 24 in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
ca. 1979
Topic:
Female use  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Enid Schildkrout
Object number:
2017-16-1
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/ys7d46d99a6-cce1-4b39-bbe8-67ed5372ea21
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2017-16-1

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