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Badge, Pilot, Sierra Leone Airways

Materials:
Wool
Natural Fabric
Gold Bullion
Paper
Adhesive
Dimensions:
3-D: 11 × 5.6 × 0.8cm (4 5/16 × 2 3/16 × 5/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
Sierra Leone
Credit Line:
Donated by Capt. M. A. C. and Rebecca Johnson
Inventory Number:
A19851183000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c0ea99b5-bd3c-4e4c-92e7-9703356a102d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19851183000
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Paul Cuffee

Artist:
Mason & Maas, active 1825 - 1875?  Search this
Copy after:
John Pole, active before 1812  Search this
Sitter:
Paul Cuffee, 17 Jan 1759 - 7 Sep 1817  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 16.6 × 12.4 cm (6 9/16 × 4 7/8")
Frame: 47.9 × 37.8 × 3.2 cm (18 7/8 × 14 7/8 × 1 1/4")
Type:
Print
Date:
1812
Topic:
Vehicle\Ship\Sailing ship  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree\Palm  Search this
Silhouette  Search this
Paul Cuffee: Male  Search this
Paul Cuffee: Education\Founder\School  Search this
Paul Cuffee: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Paul Cuffee: Business and Finance\Transportation\Seaman\Sea Captain  Search this
Paul Cuffee: Business and Finance\Transportation\Shipbuilder  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.77.161
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44621cd6c-0a93-43c0-aefb-7347cdb81d14
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.77.161

Kissi pennies

Maker:
Kissi artist  Search this
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D (76-3-15.1): 30 x 3.5 x 0.3cm (11 13/16 x 1 3/8 x 1/8in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Liberia
Guinea
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
male  Search this
Trade  Search this
Currency  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Amb. and Mrs. Benjamin Hill Brown Jr.
Object number:
76-3-15
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/ys78ea63681-8158-42d0-802d-4ac427e609ae
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_76-3-15

Helmet mask

Object Name:
gnawu
Maker:
Mende artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 43.2 x 27.9 x 27.9 cm (17 x 11 x 11 in.)
Type:
Mask
Geography:
Sierra Leone
Date:
Mid 20th century
Topic:
Initiation  Search this
Female use  Search this
star  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert and Nancy Nooter
Object number:
77-22-1
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/ys742ef1025-3c84-4a58-9c9c-f570f40ba4c5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_77-22-1
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Amulet vessel

Maker:
Mende artist  Search this
Medium:
Ivory, silver alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 46.9 x 24.7 x 4.3 cm (18 7/16 x 9 3/4 x 1 11/16 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Guinea-Bissau
Guinea
Sierra Leone
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Bob Bronson
Object number:
77-39-2
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/ys7b955763f-b62e-4b9c-86ad-6f8cdbcb9fe9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_77-39-2
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Female figure

Object Name:
nimba
Maker:
Baga artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 84.4 x 20.6 x 32.6 cm (33 1/4 x 8 1/8 x 12 13/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Coastal region, Guinea
Date:
Late 19th century
Topic:
Power  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel Rubin
Object number:
78-14-4
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/ys77cdc8429-a1b6-49ec-b51e-70a7d332ec81
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_78-14-4
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Male figure

Object Name:
nimba
Maker:
Baga artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 84.4 x 18.1 x 31.8 cm (33 1/4 x 7 1/8 x 12 1/2 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Coastal region, Guinea
Date:
Late 19th century
Topic:
Power  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel Rubin
Object number:
78-14-5
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/ys7e0c92af3-2c6e-4b9b-8010-1fd41277f9e9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_78-14-5

Kissi pennies

Maker:
Kissi artist  Search this
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
H: 39.7 cm (15 5/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Liberia
Sierra Leone
Guinea
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
male  Search this
Trade  Search this
Currency  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Judith W. Ashelman
Object number:
79-27-1
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/ys7926d661e-fdd9-45bb-a5b4-a94805c96ee4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_79-27-1

Kissi pennies

Maker:
Kissi artist  Search this
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
H: 56.5 cm (22 1/4 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Liberia
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
male  Search this
Trade  Search this
Currency  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Ambassador and Mrs. W. Beverly Carter, Jr.
Object number:
79-28-69
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/ys7395523ef-1e3d-45e7-9495-17c7b3044242
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_79-28-69

Figure

Object Name:
pomdo
Maker:
Kissi artist  Search this
Medium:
Steatite
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 12.7 x 4.4 x 5.7 cm (5 x 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Makona River region, Sierra Leone
Guinea
Date:
15th-16th century
Topic:
Ancestral  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert and Nancy Nooter
Object number:
80-27-11
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7855a079e-daf4-450f-9db8-49481f5dfef1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_80-27-11
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Helmet mask

Object Name:
sowei
Maker:
Mende artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, plant fiber, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 37.5 x 21.9 x 27 cm (14 3/4 x 8 5/8 x 10 5/8 in.)
Type:
Mask
Geography:
Sierra Leone
Date:
Mid-late 20th century
Topic:
Initiation  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert and Nancy Nooter
Object number:
83-14-1
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/ys7606a1f85-67e7-427b-ab1d-1b9fb5675b38
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_83-14-1

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

Male figure

Object Name:
nomoli
Maker:
Nomoli Style  Search this
Medium:
Steatite
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 16.2 x 8.6 x 10.8 cm (6 3/8 x 3 3/8 x 4 1/4 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Sierra Leone
Guinea
Date:
15th-17th century
Topic:
furniture  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
85-1-2
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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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/ys79edaaca0-dfe7-402a-8acc-e1c557f226bd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-1-2
Online Media:

Male figure

Object Name:
nomoli
Maker:
Nomoli Style  Search this
Temne artist  Search this
Bullom artist  Search this
Medium:
Steatite
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 19 x 10 x 12.3 cm (7 1/2 x 3 15/16 x 4 13/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Sierra Leone
Guinea
Date:
15th-17th century
Topic:
elephant  Search this
equestrian  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
85-1-3
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7f8651352-1f2b-4a87-bc9f-76e2bae54642
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-1-3
Online Media:

Female figure

Maker:
Temne artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, glass beads, plastic beads
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 73.5 x 16.5 x 15.5 cm (28 15/16 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Sierra Leone
Date:
Late 19th to mid-20th century
Topic:
Initiation  Search this
Ancestral  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Healing  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
94-6-1
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/ys703cc1f04-e9d3-4941-90a4-d7a3a1679842
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_94-6-1

Helmet mask

Object Name:
sowei
Maker:
Mende artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 36.1 x 20.5 x 24.3 cm (14 3/16 x 8 1/16 x 9 9/16 in.)
Type:
Mask
Geography:
Sierra Leone
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Funerary  Search this
Initiation  Search this
Leadership  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Estera Votaw in memory of Albert Votaw
Object number:
98-4-1
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/ys78e597ad5-9c7e-4c30-8a6f-18bdb3c8e23d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_98-4-1
Online Media:

Blanket

Maker:
Mende artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton, indigo dye
Dimensions:
H x W: 144.8 x 129.5 cm (57 x 51 in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Sierra Leone
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
Trade  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, EJ10391
Object number:
EJ10391
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/ys7c3e4ceca-7a60-43e8-ad44-8664f77a6a47
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_EJ10391

Blanket

Object Name:
kpokpo
Maker:
Mende artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton, indigo dye, kola nut dye
Dimensions:
H x W: 207 x 125.7 cm (81 1/2 x 49 1/2 in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Yengama, Sierra Leone
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Household  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, EJ10408
Object number:
EJ10408
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/ys7ef5e4fa1-0332-476a-a658-7d242d31c6db
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_EJ10408

Blanket

Maker:
Mende artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton
Dimensions:
H x W: 209.6 x 121.9 cm (82 1/2 x 48 in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Yengama, Sierra Leone
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Household  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, EJ10409
Object number:
EJ10409
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/ys7b98e1b4e-947c-4eaa-a70b-b486a1f4db90
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_EJ10409

Man's tunic

Object Name:
tolo
Maker:
Mende artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton, natural and synthetic dyes
Dimensions:
H x W: 132 x 81cm (51 15/16 x 31 7/8in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Folu, Sierra Leone
Date:
Late 20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
Male 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, EJ10412
Object number:
EJ10412
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/ys7d9ae3bc0-761d-483c-8eaf-0a2efa762b5b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_EJ10412

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