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Kabwe 1, Fossil Hominid

Collector:
T. Zwiglaar  Search this
Discipline:
Anthropology  Search this
Region:
African Region  Search this
Is this real?:
No, it's a cast.
Life Stage:
Adult
Material:
Plastic, Paint
Sex:
Male
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
Kabwe (also known as Broken Hill), Africa, Zambia
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Tetrapoda, Mammalia, Theria, Primates, Hominidae
Scientific Name:
Homo heidelbergensis
USNM Number:
EO400839
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37b3e5299-f938-4da5-9248-700c9d51f5fc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_11043697
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Kabwe 1, Fossil Hominid

Collector:
T. Zwiglaar  Search this
Discipline:
Anthropology  Search this
Region:
African Region  Search this
Is this real?:
No, it's a cast.
Life Stage:
Adult
Material:
Plaster, Paint
Sex:
Male
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
Kabwe (also known as Broken Hill), Africa, Zambia
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Tetrapoda, Mammalia, Theria, Primates, Hominidae
Scientific Name:
Homo heidelbergensis
USNM Number:
EO67372-DSP
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/318a60571-2e07-471e-9bdd-957ff12377c8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_10835874
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Tectosilicate Mineral Amethyst

Discipline:
Mineral Sciences  Search this
Region:
African Region  Search this
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
Africa, Zambia
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Scientific Name:
Tectosilicate Mineral Amethyst
USNM Number:
EO41463
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Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3827ace1c-d9ab-41ec-aa4c-210532f88a94
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_10018494
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Ansellia africana ('Primero' × 'Joann Steele')

Life Form:
Epiphytic
Bloom Characteristics:
Inflorescence is up to 31" long with 10-100 flowers. Flowers are extremely variable, but usually have a yellow or green background marked with maroon-brown spots. Flowers are 1-2.5" across.
Fragrance:
Musky
Range:
Tropical Africa; widespread
Habitat:
Hot, dry open woodland in forks of trees; 0-2200m
Topic:
Orchids  Search this
Living Collections  Search this
Common Name:
Leopard Orchid clone
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Lilianae
Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Orchidaceae
Subfamily:
Epidendroideae
Genus:
Ansellia
Species:
africana
Accession Number:
2018-0545A
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax7abfb57ae-9eba-49b5-be0b-548a0ffbe50f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2018-0545A
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Ansellia africana ('Primero' × 'Joann Steele')

Life Form:
Epiphytic
Bloom Characteristics:
Inflorescence is up to 31" long with 10-100 flowers. Flowers are extremely variable, but usually have a yellow or green background marked with maroon-brown spots. Flowers are 1-2.5" across.
Fragrance:
Musky
Range:
Tropical Africa; widespread
Habitat:
Hot, dry open woodland in forks of trees; 0-2200m
Topic:
Orchids  Search this
Living Collections  Search this
Common Name:
Leopard Orchid clone
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Lilianae
Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Orchidaceae
Subfamily:
Epidendroideae
Genus:
Ansellia
Species:
africana
Accession Number:
2018-0546A
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax7f5f2c94c-aa77-4102-997e-17fc0232a761
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2018-0546A

Ansellia africana ('Primero' × 'Joann Steele')

Life Form:
Epiphytic
Bloom Characteristics:
Inflorescence is up to 31" long with 10-100 flowers. Flowers are extremely variable, but usually have a yellow or green background marked with maroon-brown spots. Flowers are 1-2.5" across.
Fragrance:
Musky
Range:
Tropical Africa; widespread
Habitat:
Hot, dry open woodland in forks of trees; 0-2200m
Topic:
Orchids  Search this
Living Collections  Search this
Common Name:
Leopard Orchid clone
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Lilianae
Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Orchidaceae
Subfamily:
Epidendroideae
Genus:
Ansellia
Species:
africana
Accession Number:
2018-0547A
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax765c63d4c-76b7-419e-bed9-c64b1b788152
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2018-0547A

Ansellia africana

Life Form:
Epiphytic
Bloom Characteristics:
Inflorescence is up to 10-20" (25-51 cm) long with 10-100 yellow and brown flowers. Flowers are extremely variable, but usually have a yellow or green background marked with maroon-brown spots. Flowers are 1-2.5" (2.5-6.3 cm) across.
Fragrance:
Faint
Plant Size:
25-35" x 12-25" (64-89 x 30-64 cm), excluding inflorescence
Range:
Tropical to South Africa
Habitat:
Along dry, warm coasts, rivers; 0-7200ft (0-2200m)
Topic:
Orchids  Search this
Living Collections  Search this
Common Name:
Leopard Orchid
The African Ansellia
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Lilianae
Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Orchidaceae
Subfamily:
Epidendroideae
Genus:
Ansellia
Species:
africana
Accession Number:
2018-1075A
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax7ff42781c-72de-455d-b5af-730fa595532b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2018-1075A
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Polystachya bennettiana

Life Form:
Epiphytic
Bloom Characteristics:
Erect to recurved inflorescence is 3.2-12" long with many yellow flowers. Flowers are .75" across.
Fragrance:
Vanilla
Range:
Ivory Coast to Eritrea and Zambia
Habitat:
Open and riverine forests; 900-2000m
Topic:
Orchids  Search this
Living Collections  Search this
Common Name:
Bennett's Polystachya
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Lilianae
Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Orchidaceae
Subfamily:
Epidendroideae
Genus:
Polystachya
Species:
bennettiana
Accession Number:
1978-1024A
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax7403c6eac-3795-4e9a-894e-a013122ac98a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_1978-1024A
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Polystachya bennettiana

Life Form:
Epiphytic
Bloom Characteristics:
Erect to recurved inflorescence is 3.2-12" long with many yellow flowers. Flowers are .75" across.
Fragrance:
Vanilla
Range:
Ivory Coast to Eritrea and Zambia
Habitat:
Open and riverine forests; 900-2000m
Topic:
Orchids  Search this
Living Collections  Search this
Common Name:
Bennett's Polystachya
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Lilianae
Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Orchidaceae
Subfamily:
Epidendroideae
Genus:
Polystachya
Species:
bennettiana
Accession Number:
2008-0334A
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax7ac9e0d6b-da82-4528-b460-d761963adc14
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2008-0334A
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Figurative vessel

Object Name:
mulondo
Maker:
Sakadiba  Search this
Lwena artist  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic, slip
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 28.9 x 26.4 x 9 cm (11 3/8 x 10 3/8 x 3 9/16 in.)
Type:
Ceramics
Geography:
Shaba Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
1940
Topic:
Writing  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
83-3-5
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/ys7263978bd-97b0-4db3-a285-3bdde0b4c06d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_83-3-5

Snuff mortar

Maker:
Chokwe artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, brass
Dimensions:
H: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Zambia
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Angola
Date:
Mid-late 19th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
Ancestral  Search this
Status  Search this
Tobacco  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Acquisition funds donated by the Honorable and Mrs. Walter E. Washington, and museum purchase
Object number:
85-2-1
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/ys7012b2c9c-bf50-4d1f-8e34-b12c5f937d37
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-2-1
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Whistle

Maker:
Chokwe artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, fiber
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8.9 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm (3 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Zambia
Muzamba region, Angola
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Hunting/Fishing  Search this
Leadership  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Acquisition funds donated by Dr. Richard Long, the Honorable Frank E. Moss, and Mrs. Helen Neufeld
Object number:
85-2-3
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/ys77ee7f341-e6dd-4e30-a472-598916033e90
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-2-3

Jar

Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 26.3 x 24.1 x 24.1 cm (10 3/8 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.)
Type:
Ceramics
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Early-mid 20th century
Topic:
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
89-13-67
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/ys72d7a5f3d-7bf0-4f2c-a253-e43f239f27c6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_89-13-67

Stool

Maker:
We artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 27 x 26 x 25.1 cm (10 5/8 x 10 1/4 x 9 7/8 in.)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Geography:
Zimbabwe
Zambia
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Acquisition grant from the James Smithson Society
Object number:
89-8-1
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/ys769073c71-0820-403f-ac6e-3e799f4b766d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_89-8-1

Bowl

Maker:
Lozi artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11.4 x 60.3 x 31.4 cm (4 1/2 x 23 3/4 x 12 3/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Zambia
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Household  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Acquisition grant from the James Smithson Society
Object number:
89-8-18
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/ys73c42641a-ebd8-4eb3-a6ab-ca609c5b8b7d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_89-8-18

Stool

Maker:
Kaonde artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W: 20 x 27.9 cm (7 7/8 x 11 in.)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Geography:
Zambia
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Household  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Acquisition grant from the James Smithson Society
Object number:
89-8-5
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/ys71c220f51-0cf8-493f-989e-f215568fe5db
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_89-8-5

Stool

Maker:
Lozi artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W: 22.5 x 33.3 cm (8 7/8 x 13 1/8 in.)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Geography:
Zambia
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Household  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
89-9-4
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/ys7c9617ad0-dd7e-482d-83ec-f6c3f0df53c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_89-9-4

Basket with lid

Maker:
Lozi artist  Search this
Medium:
Plant fiber, dye
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 17.5 x 16.7 x 16.6 cm (6 7/8 x 6 9/16 x 6 9/16 in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Zambia
Date:
ca. 1900
Topic:
Household  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
90-8-1
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/ys7325a8cf8-0d13-46b6-bf2d-6dd5532927e5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_90-8-1

Headrest

Maker:
Soli artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 16.8 x 22.1 x 8.0 cm (6 5/8 x 8 11/16 x 3 1/8 in.)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Geography:
Zambia
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Household  Search this
Status  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Sylvia H. Williams Memorial Fund for Acquisitions
Object number:
96-5-1
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/ys7a653db05-12ca-41fb-8f38-a28361ab9afa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-5-1

Female figure

Maker:
Lwena artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment, antelope horn, cloth, glass beads, cowrie shells, metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 36.5 x 11.5 x 10.7 cm (14 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 4 3/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Angola
Zambia
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Initiation  Search this
Fertility  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Healing  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
96-8-1
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/ys7930439d8-77ad-4e08-807f-ac932b941501
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-8-1
Online Media:

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