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Staff

Object Name:
mvwala amfumu
Maker:
Kongo artist  Search this
Medium:
Ivory, wood, metal, ceramic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 78.5 x 11 x 10.2 cm (30 7/8 x 4 5/16 x 4 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Mayombe region, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
19th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
Status  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:
2005-6-32
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/ys744655491-4352-4b07-9b23-0f9f61b8f2b0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-32

Staff finial

Maker:
Kongo artist  Search this
Medium:
Ivory, stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 19 x 5.5 x 6 cm (7 1/2 x 2 3/16 x 2 3/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Mayombe region, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
19th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
cat  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-33
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/ys7e402558c-266d-4d1d-8a62-e38b70f8c312
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-33

Figure

Object Name:
ivri
Maker:
Isoko artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 70 x 14.5 x 17 cm (27 9/16 x 5 11/16 x 6 11/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Late 19th to mid-20th century
Topic:
Animal  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-82
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/ys728c3e406-4e02-4489-a211-43ca607e9218
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-82

Ceremonial spoon

Object Name:
wa ke mia
Maker:
Dan artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5.5 x 44.9 x 9.2 cm (2 3/16 x 17 11/16 x 3 5/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Liberia
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Bequest of Samuel Rubin
Object number:
79-16-28
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7eaea1d77-9b28-4453-a869-c61b56419ae2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_79-16-28

Female figure with child

Maker:
Kongo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood (Nauclea latifolia), glass, glass beads, brass tacks, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 25.7 x 10.5 x 10.2 cm (10 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 4 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Mayombe region, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Mid-19th to early 20th century
Topic:
Fertility  Search this
mother and child  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
83-3-6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7584bb931-ccef-42c0-9c4a-7f4c17ff05b2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_83-3-6

Male figure

Maker:
Hemba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 66 x 22 x 18 cm (26 x 8 11/16 x 7 1/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Mbulula, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Ancestral  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
85-1-13
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys738eab599-f1ed-4400-b275-de04ebf44856
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-1-13

Face mask

Object Name:
pwo
Maker:
Chokwe artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, plant fiber, pigment, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 39.1 x 21.3 x 23.5 cm (15 3/8 x 8 3/8 x 9 1/4 in.)
Type:
Mask
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Angola
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
85-15-20
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7c28853e5-fa46-4285-8b37-b3bc27bacea3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-15-20

Staff finial

Maker:
Bamana artist  Search this
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 24.1 x 5.1 x 18.1 cm (9 1/2 x 2 x 7 1/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Bougouni area, Mali
Date:
Early to mid-19th century
Topic:
Funerary  Search this
Commemorative  Search this
Initiation  Search this
Leadership  Search this
Status  Search this
equestrian  Search this
horse  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution in 1966
Object number:
85-19-1
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Museum of African Art Collection
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7e70e07a3-58de-4ede-8629-13830021f767
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-19-1

Archer figure

Maker:
Inland Niger Delta Style  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 61.9 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm (24 3/8 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Inland Niger Delta region, Mali
Date:
13th-15th century
Topic:
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
86-12-1
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7cdd9aa0d-3aac-4989-ae9c-6c49eb48deed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_86-12-1

Equestrian figure

Maker:
Inland Niger Delta Style  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 70.5 x 15.2 x 45.7cm (27 3/4 x 6 x 18in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Inland Niger Delta region, Mali
Date:
13th-15th century
Topic:
equestrian  Search this
horse  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
86-12-2
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time
On View:
NMAfA, Third Level Gallery
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7e6601b8f-7151-4040-aa7d-759be00fb6b2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_86-12-2

Exodus I (The Refugees)

Maker:
Chike C. Aniakor, born 1939, Nigeria  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 32.7 x 27.9 cm (12 7/8 x 11 in.)
Type:
Drawing and Collage
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
1977
Topic:
Human  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Roy and Sophia Sieber
Object number:
93-10-1
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/ys7ee661eaa-8c90-4bdf-b19d-edeb79a987c4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_93-10-1

The Dogs

Maker:
Chant Avedissian, 1951-2018, born Egypt  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media on corrugated cardboard, cloth
Dimensions:
H x W: 247.6 x 149.7 cm (97 1/2 x 58 15/16 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
Egypt
Date:
ca. 1994
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
96-20-1.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys77870c0c1-89c4-4453-ba05-fe05598b1e3d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-20-1.1

The Nasser Era and Om Kalsoum

Maker:
Chant Avedissian, 1951-2018, born Egypt  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media on corrugated cardboard, cloth
Dimensions:
H x W: 248 x 150 cm (97 5/8 x 59 1/16 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
Egypt
Date:
ca. 1994
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
96-20-3.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7910a7e45-018e-468e-9a6d-0315670f2fe4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-20-3.1

The Notorious Green Car

Maker:
Willie Bester, born 1956, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Metal, paint, burlap, glass, plexiglass, bone, plastic, cloth, wood, rubber, paper, wire
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 175 x 100 x 21 cm (68 7/8 x 39 3/8 x 8 1/4 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
1995
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
96-26-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1995 Willie Bester
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National Museum of African Art Collection
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys772151565-052a-4043-98fc-5bbde3d1db5a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-26-1

First Time Voters

Maker:
Kay Hassan, born 1956, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Paper, glue, staples
Dimensions:
H x W: 216 x 706.2 cm (85 1/16 x 278 1/16 in.)
Type:
Drawing and Collage
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
1994-1995
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
96-32-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1994-95 Kay Hassan
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National Museum of African Art Collection
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys725c38405-f66f-443e-b66c-f4c489d6a856
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-32-1

Cap mask

Object Name:
gelede
Maker:
Anago Master  Search this
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 21.5 x 25.0 x 27.8 cm (8 7/16 x 9 13/16 x 10 15/16 in.)
Type:
Mask
Geography:
Anago or Ifonyin region, Benin
Date:
19th century
Topic:
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
97-11-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7b50fa396-7275-4585-8cbc-3e8ed2692022
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_97-11-1

Female figure

Object Name:
edjo
Maker:
Urhobo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment, kaolin
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 106.5 x 32 x 27.7 cm (41 15/16 x 12 5/8 x 10 7/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
97-17-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys741a72605-b40f-4015-9338-3db443c29c9d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_97-17-1

Cold Turkey: Stories of Truth and Reconciliation (De Kock ready to sing)

Maker:
Sue Williamson, born 1941, England (active South Africa)  Search this
Medium:
Acetate, steel, plexiglass, wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 63.5 x 89.8 x 10 cm (25 x 35 3/8 x 3 15/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
1996
Topic:
pig  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
97-21-1.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Sue Williamson
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National Museum of African Art Collection
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys790ccc002-71d4-47af-a597-d6ba6cd14ae3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_97-21-1.1

Cold Turkey: Stories of Truth and Reconciliation (Poison Victim)

Maker:
Sue Williamson, born 1941, England (active South Africa)  Search this
Medium:
Acetate, steel, plexiglass, wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 63.5 x 89.8 x 10 cm (25 x 35 3/8 x 3 15/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
1996
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
97-21-1.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Sue Williamson
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National Museum of African Art Collection
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7764212b0-d7c2-4a2a-8f3d-5c3324bc2891
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_97-21-1.2

Small Iriabo

Maker:
Sokari Douglas Camp, born 1958, Nigeria  Search this
Medium:
Steel, wood, paint, motor
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 140 x 41.9 x 40.6 cm (55 1/8 x 16 1/2 x 16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
1987
Topic:
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
97-5-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1987 Sokari Douglas Camp
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National Museum of African Art Collection
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7aa55c989-f4ec-44d7-b82a-623923545dc6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_97-5-1

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