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Male figure

Maker:
Kulango artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, cowrie shells, plant fiber, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 36.8 × 8.6 × 6.7 cm (14 1/2 × 3 3/8 × 2 5/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Annie Laurie Aitken Endowment
Object number:
2016-14-1
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/ys77279ddba-2e2c-4d43-ae1b-b36aaf3d897d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2016-14-1

Female figure

Maker:
Kulango artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, glass beads, plant fiber, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 36.3 × 9.1 × 6.8 cm (14 5/16 × 3 9/16 × 2 11/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Annie Laurie Aitken Endowment
Object number:
2016-14-2
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/ys7786fc0da-9084-402f-9fb7-dba6164e7657
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2016-14-2

Female figure

Maker:
Fante artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 40.6 x 16.8 x 9.8 cm (16 x 6 5/8 x 3 7/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Ghana
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
mother and child  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Emil J. Arnold in memory of her husband
Object number:
75-3-18
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/ys7809314c3-c892-411e-87a9-1c3a54654ddf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_75-3-18

Shrine figure

Object Name:
ikenga
Maker:
Igbo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 25.7 x 12.4 x 9.8 cm (10 1/8 x 4 7/8 x 3 7/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid 20th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Lawrence Richmond
Object number:
75-33-43
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/ys75b67f279-8efe-4bf9-ad65-3100ef12d32a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_75-33-43

Male figure

Maker:
Senufo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 146.1 x 29.2 x 22.9 cm (57 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 9 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Funerary  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
lizard  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel Rubin
Object number:
78-14-7
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/ys72b643884-7c59-4cb9-9815-7419eae86fa5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_78-14-7

Female figure

Object Name:
madebele
Maker:
Senufo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 114.3 x 25.4 x 22.9 cm (45 x 10 x 9 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Funerary  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
hornbill  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel Rubin
Object number:
78-14-8
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/ys71d3a1c03-b87b-4110-9544-f0af72e5cbfc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_78-14-8

Shrine figure

Object Name:
ikenga
Maker:
Igbo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment, feather
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 44.1 x 13 x 12.1 cm (17 3/8 x 5 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid-late 20th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Zuckerman
Object number:
78-46-1
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/ys71617d472-5fe0-427b-babe-e11aa29d0759
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_78-46-1

Shrine figure

Object Name:
a-Tshol
Maker:
Baga artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, plant fiber, brass tacks
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 55.8 x 21.5 x 77.3 cm (21 15/16 x 8 7/16 x 30 7/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Coastal region, Guinea
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Bequest of Samuel Rubin
Object number:
79-16-23
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/ys72a8c68df-c144-4648-91d3-d07415f2bf1e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_79-16-23

Male figure

Object Name:
blolo bian
Maker:
Baule artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 55.9 x 12.1 x 17.8 cm (22 x 4 3/4 x 7 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
20th century
Topic:
Marriage  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Bequest of Samuel Rubin
Object number:
79-16-39
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/ys77dc39f0c-96b6-4354-86e3-9e3339fa4643
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_79-16-39

Commemorative head

Object Name:
uhumwelao
Maker:
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, coconut shell
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 40.3 x 20.3 x 21.3 cm (15 7/8 x 8 x 8 3/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Benin City, Nigeria
Date:
Early-mid 20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of an anonymous donor in memory of James F. Young
Object number:
82-4-1
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/ys78a900f2f-25b5-4374-96e3-0504e1461c04
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_82-4-1

Reliquary guardian figure

Object Name:
ngulu
Maker:
Kota artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, brass, copper alloy, pigment, eggshell, encrustation
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 41.9 x 11.7 x 5.1 cm (16 1/2 x 4 5/8 x 2 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Ogowe-Ngunie River region, Gabon
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Funerary  Search this
Commemorative  Search this
Ancestral  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Lois
Object number:
83-17-1
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/ys71d4cd74d-7002-413e-8442-789b4cf16bfa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_83-17-1

Shrine figure

Object Name:
iphri
Maker:
Urhobo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 51.4 x 11.4 x 10.5 cm (20 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Animal  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
Male use  Search this
pith helmet  Search this
Power  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Anspach
Object number:
83-7-1
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/ys72e714454-fa3f-4390-9060-b45e0da5163b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_83-7-1

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

Bell

Maker:
Lower Niger Bronze Industry  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 15.1 x 7.5 x 7.4 cm (5 15/16 x 2 15/16 x 2 15/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
17th-19th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
Human  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
85-1-7
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/ys74eaf9862-3660-4017-9648-a9085adf8ed3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-1-7

Female figure

Object Name:
blolo bla
Maker:
Baule artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, glass beads, gold alloy beads, plant fiber, white pigment, encrustation
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 48.9 x 12.1 x 14.3 cm (19 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 5 5/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Marriage  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
85-15-2
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/ys75566c1b5-8255-42f0-8ae0-91472890e1e2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-15-2

Commemorative head

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 9.8 x 7.3 x 8.2 cm (3 7/8 x 2 7/8 x 3 1/4 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
16th-19th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
Ancestral  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution in 1966
Object number:
85-19-10
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/ys7b147f338-8e2c-437c-9665-050538a451f0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-19-10

Altar stand

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W: 24.4 x 23.5 cm (9 5/8 x 9 1/4 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
18th-19th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
musical instrument  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution in 1966
Object number:
85-19-11
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/ys7d5c4a130-118a-412c-90f5-8afd0a6ed3a8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-19-11

Figure of a king

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 41 x 17.1 x 15.2 cm (16 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 6 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
18th-19th century
Topic:
Ancestral  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
musical instrument  Search this
male  Search this
sheep  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution in 1966
Object number:
85-19-12
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/ys7ac6cf3c4-f5ea-4a08-9f01-8a84d53c81c7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-19-12

Figure of a musketeer

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy, iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 51.4 x 14 x 16.2 cm (20 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 6 3/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Benin kingdom, Nigeria
Date:
19th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
weapon  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution in 1966
Object number:
85-19-15
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/ys769e4132d-d8a1-42c0-b0e9-5bd856296199
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-19-15

Commemorative head of a king

Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy, iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 33 x 23.5 x 23.2 cm (13 x 9 1/4 x 9 1/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
18th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
Ancestral  Search this
Status  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution in 1979
Object number:
85-19-16
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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/ys7f7603091-3fbd-4569-926b-9d46e326ce9f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-19-16

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