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Reduced Mixed-Color Symmetrical Piece

Maker:
Magdalene Anyango N. Odundo, born 1950, Kenya  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic, slip
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 35.2 x 24.0 x 24.0 cm (13 7/8 x 9 7/16 x 9 7/16 in.)
Type:
Container
Geography:
Kenya
Date:
1990
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
91-4-2
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
I am: Contemporary African Women Artists
On View:
NMAfA, The Sylvia H. Williams Gallery
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_91-4-2

Comb

Maker:
Baule artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, gold leaf, thread
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 15.6 x 4.1 x 1.5 cm (6 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 9/16 in.)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
bird  Search this
Adornment  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Judith Timyan
Object number:
94-3-1
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Exhibition:
Good as Gold
On View:
NMAfA, South Gallery (1141)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_94-3-1

Female figure

Object Name:
sika blawa
Maker:
Baule artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, gold leaf
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 24.4 x 8.2 x 8 cm (9 5/8 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Kounaïri, Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Initiation  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Philip L. Ravenhill and Judith Timyan
Object number:
95-4-1
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Good as Gold
On View:
NMAfA, South Gallery (1141)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_95-4-1

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
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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_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
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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_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:
© 1995 Willie Bester
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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_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:
© 1994-95 Kay Hassan
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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_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
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
97-11-1
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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_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:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
97-17-1
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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_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:
© Sue Williamson
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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_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:
© Sue Williamson
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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_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:
© 1987 Sokari Douglas Camp
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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_97-5-1

The Ancestors Converged Again

Maker:
El Anatsui, born 1944, Ghana (active in Nigeria)  Search this
Medium:
Wood, tempera
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 102 x 272 x 9 cm (40 3/16 x 107 1/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Ghana
Nigeria
Date:
1995
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Annie Laurie Aitken Endowment
Object number:
98-11-1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1995 El Anatsui
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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_98-11-1

Icon

Maker:
Ethiopian Orthodox  Search this
Medium:
Distemper, gesso and cloth on wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 51.7 x 43 x 2.5 cm (20 3/8 x 16 15/16 x 1 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
Ethiopia
Date:
ca. 1630-1700
Topic:
bird  Search this
mother and child  Search this
furniture  Search this
Writing  Search this
horse  Search this
angel  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Ciro R. Taddeo in memory of Raffael and Alessandra Taddeo
Object number:
98-3-3
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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_98-3-3

Toussaint Louverture et la vieille esclave

Maker:
Ousmane Sow, 1935-2016, Senegal  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media (iron, earth, jute, straw)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 220 x 100 x 110 cm (86 5/8 x 39 3/8 x 43 5/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Senegal
Date:
1989
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Power  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
couple  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase, through exchange from Emil Eisenberg, and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins, and with funds from Stuart Bohart and Barbara Portman
Object number:
2009-8-1
Restrictions & Rights:
(c) 1989 Ousmane Sow
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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_2009-8-1

Ornament

Object Name:
koloni
Maker:
Soninke artist  Search this
Medium:
Gold-plated silver alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3.3 x 4.2 x 0.7 cm (1 5/16 x 1 5/8 x 1/4 in.)
Type:
Costume Accessory
Geography:
Mauritania
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Roy and Brigitta Mitchell Collection
Object number:
2010-10-5
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Good as Gold
On View:
NMAfA, South Gallery (1141)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2010-10-5

Kepi in Bree Street

Maker:
Nontsikelelo "Lolo" Veleko, born 1977, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Pigment inkjet print on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 42 x 29 cm (16 9/16 x 11 7/16 in.)
Type:
Photograph
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
2006
Topic:
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Annie Laurie Aitken Endowment
Object number:
2011-7-1.4
Restrictions & Rights:
(c) 2006 Nontsikelelo Veleko
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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_2011-7-1.4

Earrings

Medium:
Gold, plastic
Dimensions:
H x W x D (each): 5.1 x 1.3 x 1.7 cm (2 x 1/2 x 11/16 in.)
Type:
Costume Accessory
Date:
Late 20th century
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Marian Ashby Johnson
Object number:
2012-18-10
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Good as Gold
On View:
NMAfA, South Gallery (1141)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2012-18-10

Earrings

Object Name:
“Poisson” (fish)
Maker:
Tukulor artist  Search this
Medium:
Gold-plated copper alloy
Dimensions:
A: 3.9 x 3.5 x 2.4 cm (1 9/16 x 1 3/8 x 15/16 in.) B: 3.9 x 3.4 x 2.3 cm (1 9/16 x 1 5/16 x 7/8 in.)
Type:
Costume Accessory
Geography:
Senegal
Date:
Late 20th century
Topic:
fish  Search this
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Marian Ashby Johnson
Object number:
2012-18-101
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Good as Gold
On View:
NMAfA, South Gallery (1141)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2012-18-101

Earrings

Object Name:
Moussou Thiam
Maker:
Tukulor artist  Search this
Medium:
Gold-plated silver alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D (each): 5 x 3.4 x 2.1 cm (1 15/16 x 1 5/16 x 13/16 in.)
Type:
Costume Accessory
Geography:
Senegal
Date:
Late 20th century-early 21st century
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
floral  Search this
flower  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Marian Ashby Johnson
Object number:
2012-18-103
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Good as Gold
On View:
NMAfA, South Gallery (1141)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2012-18-103

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