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Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton, dye
Dimensions:
H x W: 119.4 x 90.6 cm (47 x 35 11/16 in.)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Geography:
Ghana
Date:
1957
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
Writing  Search this
star  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Donald A. Theuer and Lilburne Theuer Senn
Object number:
2002-9-32
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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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2002-9-32

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:
Sculpture
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
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Exhibition:
Heroes: Principles of African Greatness
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-31

Vessel

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic, paint
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 29 x 22.3 x 22 cm (11 7/16 x 8 3/4 x 8 11/16 in.)
Type:
Container
Geography:
Burkina Faso
Date:
ca. 1969
Topic:
fish  Search this
snake  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Allen Clayton Davis
Object number:
2002-22-12
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Currents: Water in African Art
On View:
NMAfA, Third Level Corridor
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2002-22-12

Factory printed cloth

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton, synthetic dye
Dimensions:
H x W: 120 x 93 cm (47 1/4 x 36 5/8 in.)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Geography:
Sierra Leone
Date:
ca. 1959
Topic:
hippopotamus  Search this
airplane  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Donald A. Theuer and Lilburne Theuer Senn
Object number:
2002-9-1
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2002-9-1

Doll

Maker:
Kpelle artist  Search this
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Cane, plant fiber, glass beads
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 19 x 5 x 4.5 cm (7 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 1 3/4 in.)
Type:
Toy and Entertainment
Geography:
Liberia
Date:
Mid-late 20th century
Topic:
Female use  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Allan L. Pitcher
Object number:
2001-12-5
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National Museum of African Art
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edanmdm:nmafa_2001-12-5

Pipe bowl

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 18.1 x 5.7 x 8.5 cm (7 1/8 x 2 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Geography:
Bamenda area, Grassfields region, Cameroon
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Tobacco  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Michael and Claire Oliver in memory of Roy Sieber
Object number:
2002-4-1
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National Museum of African Art
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Amulet ring

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Silver alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3.2 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm (1 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 15/16 in.)
Type:
Costume Accessory
Geography:
Western Anti-Atlas region, Morocco
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
Writing  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Ivo Grammet
Object number:
2003-9-1
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National Museum of African Art
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edanmdm:nmafa_2003-9-1

Prayer beads

Object Name:
tesbih
Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, glass beads, silk, silver alloy, stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 61 x 9.4 x 2.3cm (24 x 3 11/16 x 7/8in.)
Type:
Costume Accessory
Geography:
Morocco
Mauritania
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Ivo Grammet
Object number:
2003-9-2
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
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edanmdm:nmafa_2003-9-2

Neck ring

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Silver alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 12.6 x 14.4 x 0.7 cm (4 15/16 x 5 11/16 x 1/4 in.)
Type:
Costume Accessory
Geography:
Ethiopia
Date:
Mid-20th century
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph and Patricia Brumit
Object number:
2004-7-59
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
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edanmdm:nmafa_2004-7-59

Hongera Barack Obama

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton, synthetic dye
Dimensions:
NOT VERIFIED: 101 x 157 cm (39 3/4 x 61 13/16 in.)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Geography:
Tanzania
Date:
2008
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
Adornment  Search this
foreigner  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
Power  Search this
male  Search this
Trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Bryna Freyer
Object number:
2009-2-1
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2009-2-1

Shirt

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton, synthetic dye
Dimensions:
H x W: 81.2 x 80.3 cm (31 15/16 x 31 5/8 in.) Collar to hem, sleeve to sleeve
Type:
Costume and Textile
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
1980
Topic:
leopard  Search this
Commemorative  Search this
Adornment  Search this
Writing  Search this
Male use  Search this
Power  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert and Phyllis Oakley
Object number:
2010-6-4
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2010-6-4

We wish our honorable Mze Jomo Kenyatta, peace and long life

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton, dye
Dimensions:
H x W: 115.6 x 339.7 cm (45 1/2 x 133 3/4 in.)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Geography:
Kenya
Date:
Late 20th century
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Writing  Search this
train  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Glenn and Alexandria Garrison, from the collection of Joseph J. Shapiro
Object number:
79-25-3
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
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edanmdm:nmafa_79-25-3

Comb

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W: 17.5 x 5.4 cm (6 7/8 x 2 1/8 in.)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Geography:
Bondoukou area, Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Female use  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Philip L. Ravenhill and Judith Timyan
Object number:
91-3-5
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_91-3-5

Staff

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 103.9 x 2 x 3.5 cm (40 7/8 x 13/16 x 1 3/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Zambia
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of S. M. Harris
Object number:
99-25-4
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
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edanmdm:nmafa_99-25-4

Staff

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 82 x 2.3 x 2.6 cm (32 5/16 x 7/8 x 1 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Zambia
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
Male use  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of S. M. Harris
Object number:
99-25-7
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
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edanmdm:nmafa_99-25-7

Briefcase

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 32.4 x 37.1 x 8.8 cm (12 3/4 x 14 5/8 x 3 7/16 in.)
Type:
Container
Geography:
Lagos, Nigeria
Date:
1984
Topic:
Writing  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan
Object number:
S008.10
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
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edanmdm:nmafa_S008.10

Push toy bicycle

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Wire, plastic bag, paint
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 28.5 x 50 x 16 cm (11 1/4 x 19 11/16 x 6 5/16 in.)
Type:
Toy and Entertainment
Geography:
Free State, South Africa
Date:
1984-1987
Topic:
bicycle  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Kenneth and Bonnie Brown
Object number:
S009.18
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
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edanmdm:nmafa_S009.18

Toy sewing machine

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Wire
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 16 x 26 x 12.5 cm (6 5/16 x 10 1/4 x 4 15/16 in.)
Type:
Toy and Entertainment
Geography:
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
ca. 1983
Credit Line:
Gift of Kenneth and Bonnie Brown
Object number:
S009.19
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
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edanmdm:nmafa_S009.19

Factory printed cloth

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton, dye
Dimensions:
H x W: 121.5 x 91.5 cm (47 13/16 x 36 in.)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Date:
ca. 1959
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
tree  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Donald A. Theuer and Lilburne Theuer Senn
Object number:
2002-9-14
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
ongoing exhibition
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Concourse
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2002-9-14

Factory printed cloth

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton, dye
Dimensions:
H x W: 119.5 x 93 cm (47 1/16 x 36 5/8 in.)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Date:
ca. 1960
Topic:
boat  Search this
tree  Search this
house  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Donald A. Theuer and Lilburne Theuer Senn
Object number:
2002-9-9
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
ongoing exhibition
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Concourse
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2002-9-9

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