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Female figures

Object Name:
ere ibeji
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, glass beads, metal, pigment, cloth, plant fiber
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 26.7 x 45.7 x 8.3 cm (10 1/2 x 18 x 3 1/4 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Oyo State, Nigeria
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
bird  Search this
Leadership  Search this
Ancestral  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
Female use  Search this
twin  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
92-3-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Pavilion: A New Look
On View:
NMAfA, Pavilion Gallery
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7d0981f72-0675-41af-a98b-193c8a77d56f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_92-3-1

Wrapper

Object Name:
adinkra
Maker:
Asante artist  Search this
Medium:
Imported cotton cloth, black pigment
Dimensions:
H x L: 194.5 x 285.6 cm (76 9/16 x 112 7/16 in.)
Framed: 210.8 x 302.3 x 5 cm (83 x 119 x 1 15/16 in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Ghana
Date:
Mid-late 19th century
Topic:
star  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
83-3-8
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/ys7f8d7ca5a-7f89-4f5b-9d8a-ef23434de3a0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_83-3-8

The End of the Beginning

Maker:
Alexander "Skunder" Boghossian, 1937-2003, born Ethiopia  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Framed: 122.3 × 169.2 × 3.8 cm (48 3/16 × 66 5/8 × 1 1/2 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
Ethiopia
Date:
1972-1973
Topic:
bird  Search this
mask  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
91-18-2
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/ys7b3372743-ca20-47e0-8956-4870686fcdd6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_91-18-2

Pendant

Object Name:
akrafokonmu
Maker:
Asante artist  Search this
Medium:
Repoussé gold, plant fiber, metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3 x 18 x 15 cm (1 3/16 x 7 1/16 x 5 7/8 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Ghana
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
2008-3-1
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/ys726cefc2e-c576-48ec-b1de-f74901e4e5af
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2008-3-1
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Stamp

Maker:
Akan artist  Search this
Medium:
Gourd, plant fiber or wood, cloth, cord
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7.8 x 9 x 11.4 cm (3 1/16 x 3 9/16 x 4 1/2 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Ghana
Date:
Late 20th century
Topic:
Weaving  Search this
Male use  Search this
star  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Roy and Brigitta Mitchell Collection
Object number:
2010-10-330
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/ys7a8e22bfb-bbad-47ad-918f-e15afc5ea72a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2010-10-330
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Stamp

Maker:
Akan artist  Search this
Medium:
Gourd, plant fiber or wood, cloth, cord
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4.5 x 13.5 x 11.4 cm (1 3/4 x 5 5/16 x 4 1/2 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Ghana
Topic:
Male use  Search this
star  Search this
male  Search this
moon  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Roy and Brigitta Mitchell Collection
Object number:
2010-10-346
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/ys7151c7858-e23f-4367-9325-240ec240a440
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2010-10-346
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Stamp

Object Name:
sesa wo suban
Maker:
Akan artist  Search this
Medium:
Gourd, plant fiber or wood, cloth, cord
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7 x 7.5 x 11.3 cm (2 3/4 x 2 15/16 x 4 7/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Ghana
Topic:
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Roy and Brigitta Mitchell Collection
Object number:
2010-10-368
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/ys785b04357-6242-4fa1-ae82-1ca3dea32b5a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2010-10-368
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Necklace

Object Name:
binu duge
Maker:
Dogon artist  Search this
Medium:
Iron, stone
Dimensions:
Necklace diam: 32.8 cm (12 15/16 in.)
Stone diam: 2.9 cm (1 1/8 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Mali
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mona Gavigan in memory of John D. Garner and appreciation of the Dogon peoples
Object number:
2012-13-1
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/ys79619edd5-7cbc-47a5-981f-0dc824a0aefa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2012-13-1

Rainbow Serpent

Maker:
Romuald Hazoumè, born 1962, Benin  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media and found objects
Dimensions:
Installed: 375.9 x 449.6 x 106.7 cm (148 x 177 x 42 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Benin
Date:
2007
Topic:
snake  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Annie Laurie Aitken Endowment
Object number:
2013-1-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 2007 Romuald Hazoumè
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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/ys71eeb46ea-d8f2-40b3-b833-6cef5c966250
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2013-1-1
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Staff

Object Name:
ogo Elegba
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, cowrie shells, leather, indigo pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 42.5 x 8.9 x 27.3 cm (16 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Late 19th to mid-20th century
Topic:
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Merton Simpson
Object number:
70-5-1
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/ys72897cf61-b09f-4a4b-860a-737deb7b369a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_70-5-1
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Staff

Object Name:
oshe Shango
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, glass beads, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 58.4 x 22.5 x 8.3 cm (23 x 8 7/8 x 3 1/4 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
snake  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr.and Mrs. Albert E. Henn
Object number:
71-31-2
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/ys70fd6eabc-313f-4f52-a0bb-d228b45ef6bf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_71-31-2
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Crest mask

Object Name:
chi wara kun
Maker:
Bamana artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, metal, plant fiber, hide, cowrie shells
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 108.2 x 10.3 x 47.4 cm (42 5/8 x 4 1/16 x 18 11/16 in.)
Type:
Mask
Geography:
Kenedougou region, Mali
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Agricultural  Search this
antelope  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Bequest of Eliot Elisofon
Object number:
73-7-56
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/ys752507c63-ca2a-40c8-837c-a8899b7be59f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_73-7-56
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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:
Decorative Arts
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Mid-late 19th century
Topic:
Household  Search this
Status  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
86-12-14
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/ys7c71c2054-a706-44f5-8ce4-a93e24f98cb7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_86-12-14
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Staff

Object Name:
oshe Shango
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, indigo, glass beads
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 41.4 x 9 x 11.9 cm (16 5/16 x 3 9/16 x 4 11/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
mother and child  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
88-1-1
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/ys75f4353ef-5b2e-4214-b913-b8c337bb48a6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_88-1-1
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Crest mask

Object Name:
chi wara kun
Maker:
Bamana artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, metal, cotton fiber
Dimensions:
H x W: 54 x 59.1 cm (21 1/4 x 23 1/4 in.)
Type:
Mask
Geography:
Bamako area, Mali
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Agricultural  Search this
pangolin  Search this
antelope  Search this
aardvark  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Ernst Anspach and museum purchase
Object number:
91-8-1.1
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/ys7077bb1ce-c36f-4e38-a874-adfd4ebba042
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_91-8-1.1
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Evolving Cosmos

Maker:
Tayo Adenaike, born 1954, Nigeria  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 60.9 x 45.9 cm (24 x 18 1/16 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
1996
Topic:
sun  Search this
Credit Line:
Sylvia H. Williams Memorial Fund for Acquisitions
Object number:
96-16-1
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/ys7f474c7d5-fd62-44d9-9622-dd3fdeeb0fc5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-16-1
Online Media:

Wrapper

Object Name:
kye kye mmaban
Maker:
Asante artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton, indigo dye, natural dye
Dimensions:
H x W: 213.4 x 132 cm (84 x 51 15/16 in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Bonwire, Ghana
Date:
Before 1971
Topic:
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
Male 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, EJ10565
Object number:
EJ10565
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/ys7b522d1b1-848c-4239-9987-58545a2d9b90
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_EJ10565
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Serpent mask

Maker:
Bwa artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment, bitumen, hair, plant fiber
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 419 x 32.4 x 27.6 cm (164 15/16 x 12 3/4 x 10 7/8 in.)
Type:
Mask
Geography:
Burkina Faso
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Funerary  Search this
Initiation  Search this
Agricultural  Search this
snake  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
2000-4-1
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/ys7ff492bcc-b76b-49ac-9bcc-96859815b7cd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2000-4-1
Online Media:

Ewu-ileke (Tunic)

Maker:
Baba Adesina  Search this
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton, glass beads
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 76.5 x 60 x 6.5 cm (30 1/8 x 23 5/8 x 2 9/16 in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Okuku region, Osun State, Nigeria
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
turtle  Search this
snake  Search this
Male use  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
lizard  Search this
Power  Search this
male  Search this
Trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Annie Laurie Aitken Endowment
Object number:
2003-8-1
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/ys761676dcd-9b75-4139-ae8e-7eb77a4ac85b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2003-8-1
Online Media:

Post figure

Object Name:
movenga
Maker:
Sango artist  Search this
Tsogo artist  Search this
Sango artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment, cloth
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 190.5 x 17.8 x 14.6 cm (75 x 7 x 5 3/4 in.)
Type:
Architectural Element
Geography:
Gabon
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-226
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/ys7af88b5e1-05d2-455a-af2d-60b9e73e4d29
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-226
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