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LOINCLOTH WITH BANDS OF STARRED DOUBLE SPIRALS, c. 1975
Congo Mbuti people (CongoCongo Mbuti people, Eastern Equatorial Forest culture area, 20th century)
pounded bark cloth
Purchase funds provided by Beatrice Riese in honor of Dean A. Porter, Director Emeritus, The Snite Museum of Art
2001.028.001

LOINCLOTH WITH H-SHAPED ANTHROPOMORPHIC MOTIF THROUGHOUT, c. 1975
Congo Mbuti people (CongoCongo Mbuti people, Eastern Equatorial Forest culture area, 20th century)
pounded bark cloth
Purchase funds provided by Beatrice Riese in honor of Dean A. Porter, Director Emeritus, The Snite Museum of Art
2001.028.002

MARRIED WOMAN'S HEADDRESS (OMAKOSSI), c. 1920
Herero Namibia group (NamibiaHerero Namibia group, Eastern and Southern culture area, 20th century)
leather, steel beads, cotton thread
Gift of the Martin Foundation
1983.057.A

MARRIED WOMAN'S HEADDRESS (OMAKOSSI) HEADBAND, c. 1920
Herero Namibia group (NamibiaHerero Namibia group, Eastern and Southern culture area, 20th century)
leather, steel beads, cotton thread
Gift of the Martin Foundation
1983.057.B

RECADO (STAFF) WITH LEOPARD ON HANDLE, 20th century
Central Benin Fon group (People's Republic of BeninCentral Benin Fon group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
wood, metal, polychrome
Gift of Mr. Ernst Anspach
1976.046

POWER FIGURE (BOCIO), c. 1970
Central Benin Fon group (People's Republic of BeninCentral Benin Fon group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
wood, wrought iron, locks, cowries, sacrificial material
2000 Purchase Fund
2000.048.001

ANKLET, c. 1900
Cote DŐIvory Baule group (Cote d'IvoireCote DŐIvory Baule group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
lost wax cast brass
Gift of Professor Robert Plant Armstrong
1979.080

LARGE ANKLE ORNAMENT COVERED WITH BANDS, c. 1920
Cote DŐIvory Baule group (Cote d'IvoireCote DŐIvory Baule group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
brass
Gift of George McGough
2000.062.001

GOLD DUST STORAGE BOX,
Ghana Ashanti group (GhanianGhana Ashanti group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, c. 1850)
brass
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Willi Riese
1965.016.005

BEETLE GOLDWEIGHT,
Ghana Ashanti group (GhanianGhana Ashanti group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, c. 1850)
bronze, beetle technique
Gift of Mr. Karl Krieg
1974.113

HEDGEHOG GOLDWEIGHT,
Ghana Ashanti group (GhanianGhana Ashanti group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, c. 1850)
brass

1977.062.002

CEREMONIAL SWORD GOLDWEIGHT,
Ghana Ashanti group (GhanianGhana Ashanti group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, c. 1850)
brass
Gift of Mrs. Willi Riese
1977.062.007

GOLDWEIGHT IN THE FORM OF A FLINTLOCK PISTOL , c. 1750
Ghana Ashanti group (GhanianGhana Ashanti group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, c. 1850)
lost wax cast brass
Rev. Anthony J. Lauck, C.S.C.Endowment
2001.051.001

GOLDWEIGHT IN THE FORM OF A CARTIDGE BELT, c. 1850
Ghana Ashanti group (GhanianGhana Ashanti group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, c. 1850)
lost wax cast brass
Rev. Anthony J. Lauck, C.S.C.Endowment
2001.051.002

DIVINATION TRAY (OPON IFA), c. 1900
Nigeria Yoruba group (NigeriaNigeria Yoruba group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, early 20th century)
wood, white pigment
Purchase funds provided by theReverend Anthony J. Lauck, C.S.C., Endowment
1998.024

SHANGO SHRINE VESSEL, c. 1930
Nigeria Yoruba group (NigeriaNigeria Yoruba group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, early 20th century)
wood
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Moore
1999.003.A

SHANGO SHRINE VESSEL LID, c. 1930
Nigeria Yoruba group (NigeriaNigeria Yoruba group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, early 20th century)
wood
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Moore
1999.003.B

SHANGO PRIESTŐS NECKLACE, c. 1910
Nigeria Yoruba group (NigeriaNigeria Yoruba group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, early 20th century)
beaded leather and cloth, kola nut
2000 Purchase Fundv
2000.048.002

EGUNGUN MASQUERADE, 1940
Nigeria Yoruba group (NigeriaNigeria Yoruba group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, early 20th century)
wood, cloth, leather applique, shells, feathers, cotton netting
On loan from the Charles S. Hayes Family
L1986.015.002

EGUNGUN MASQUERADE, 1940
Nigeria Yoruba group (NigeriaNigeria Yoruba group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, early 20th century)
wood, cloth (commercial and traditional), shells, cotton netting
On loan from the Charles S. Hayes Family
L1986.015.001

STAFF (OPA) FOR OSANYIN OR ERINLE, Early 20th century
Nigeria Yoruba group (NigeriaNigeria Yoruba group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, early 20th century)
iron

1991.071.015

EGUNGUN HEADDRESS DEPICTING THE HARE AND THE HUNTER OF THE NIGHT, c. 1900
Nigeria Yoruba Egba Adug group (NigeriaNigeria Yoruba Egba Adug group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
wood, commercial paint, aluminum foil
Museum purchase by exchange, Raymond E. Britt Family
1998.036

SHANGO DANCE STAFF WITH STANDING FEMALE CARRYING CHILD, c. 1925
Nigeria Yoruba Igbomina group (NigeriaNigeria Yoruba Igbomina group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
wood, traces of sacrificial patina
Funds provided by Dr. and Mrs. R. Stephen Lehman, Marilynn Alsdorf by exchange, and museum purchase fund
2002.010

EPA MASK WITH MATERNITY SUPERSTRUCTURE, c. 1910
Nigeria Yoruba Igbomina group (NigeriaNigeria Yoruba Igbomina group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
wood, paint, indigo, nails
M/M Ernst Anspach,Emil Arnold, M/M Harrison Eiteljorg . . .
1984.027

SHRINE VESSEL(A) AND LID(B) DEPICTING DANCING WOMEN, 20th century
Nigeria Yoruba Ijebu group (NigeriaNigeria Yoruba Ijebu group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
earthenware
Museum purchase by exchange, Raymond E. Britt Family
1990.034.A

SHRINE VESSEL (A) AND LID (B) DEPICTING WOMEN DANCING, 20th century
Nigeria Yoruba Ijebu group (NigeriaNigeria Yoruba Ijebu group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
earthenware
Museum purchase by exchange, Raymond E. Britt Family
1990.034.B

IFA DIVINATION TAPPER, 19th century
Nigeria Yoruba Owo group (NigeriaNigeria Yoruba Owo group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
ivory
Gift of Brother Leo V. Ryan, C.S.V.
1981.050

ESU-ELEGBARA DANCE STAFF, c. 1900
Nigeria Yoruba Oyo group (NigeriaNigeria Yoruba Oyo group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
wood with indigo and other encrustations
Dedicated to the memory of Professor Erskine A. Peters, Purchase funds provided by an anonymous benefactor
1997.048

MALE TWIN (SEE 66.39.3),
Nigeria Yoruba Oyo Igbuki group (NigeriaNigeria Yoruba Oyo Igbuki group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
wood
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Willi Riese
1966.039.002

FEMALE TWIN (SEE 66.39.2),
Nigeria Yoruba Oyo Igbuki group (NigeriaNigeria Yoruba Oyo Igbuki group, Central Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
wood
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Willi Riese
1966.039.003

PIPE BOWL DEPICTING OPPOSED MALE AND FEMALE FIGURES, 1900-60
Cameroon Grasslands Babesi group (CameroonCameroon Grasslands Babesi group, Eastern Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
earthenware
On loan from David A. Ackley
L1997.024.008

PIPE BOWL DEPICTING A HUMAN HEAD WITH DOUBLE GONGS IN HAIR, 1900-60
Cameroon Grasslands Bamessing group (CameroonCameroon Grasslands Bamessing group, Eastern Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
earthenware
On loan from David A. Ackley
L1997.024.012

PIPE BOWL DEPICTING A MALE WITH A TRIPLE-LOOPED HEADDRESS, c. 1910
Cameroon Grasslands Bamessing group (CameroonCameroon Grasslands Bamessing group, Eastern Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
earthenware
On loan from David A. Ackley
L2001.012.004

LARGE PIPE BOWL DEPICTING A TOOTHLESS OLD MAN, c. 1910
Cameroon Grasslands Bamileke people (CameroonCameroon Grasslands Bamileke people, Grassland, c. 1910)
earthenware
On loan from David A. Ackley
2001.012.001

PIPE BOWL DEPICTING A TOOTHLESS OLD MAN, c. 1910
Cameroon Grasslands Bamileke people (CameroonCameroon Grasslands Bamileke people, Grassland, c. 1910)
earthenware
On loan from David A. Ackley
L2001.012.002

PIPE BOWL DEPICTING A TOOTHLESS OLD MAN WITH THREE SNAIL SHELLS IN HEADDRESS, c. 1910
Cameroon Grasslands Bamileke people (CameroonCameroon Grasslands Bamileke people, Grassland, c. 1910)
earthenware
On loan from David A. Ackley
L2001.012.003

PIPE BOWL DEPICTING A HUMAN HEAD AND HEADDRESS, 1900-60
Cameroon Grasslands Bamum group (CameroonCameroon Grasslands Bamum group, Eastern Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
earthenware
On loan from David A. Ackley
L1997.024.009

HUMAN HEAD PIPE BOWL WITH PROTRUDING CHEEKS, c. 1925
Cameroon Grasslands Bamum group (CameroonCameroon Grasslands Bamum group, Eastern Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
earthenware
On loan from David A. Ackley
L1998.025.003

HUMAN HEAD PIPE BOWL WITH ELEPHANT IN HEADDRESS, c. 1920
Cameroon Grasslands Bamum group (CameroonCameroon Grasslands Bamum group, Eastern Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
slipped terra cotta
On loan from David A. Ackley
L1999.054

HUMAN HEAD PIPE BOWL WITH RAM IN HEADDRESS,
Cameroon Grasslands Bamum group (CameroonCameroon Grasslands Bamum group, Eastern Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)

On loan from David A. Ackley
5/29/2002 14:31:54

LARGE PIPE BOWL WITH COWRIE SHELLS IN RELIEF,
Cameroon Grasslands Bamum group (CameroonCameroon Grasslands Bamum group, Eastern Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)

On loan from David A. Ackley
5/29/2002 14:36:30

MAN'S PRESTIGE HAT, 20th century
Cameroon Grasslands Ndop group (CameroonCameroon Grasslands Ndop group, Eastern Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
cotton thread, wood, raffia, wool
1984 Director's Discretionary Fund
1984.026

MINIATURE MASK, c. 1930
Liberia Bassa group (LiberiaLiberia Bassa group, Western Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
wood
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Willi Riese
1976.059.008

FIRE-RUNNER MASK, c. 1930
Liberia Dan group (LiberiaLiberia Dan group, Western Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
wood
Gift of the Raymond E. Britt Family
1983.034.014

WUNKERLE FIGURE WITH LADLE, c. 1900
Liberia Dan group (LiberiaLiberia Dan group, Western Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
brass
Gift of the Raymond E. Britt Family
1983.034.017

FACE MASK, Early 20th century
Liberia Wee group (LiberiaLiberia Wee group, Western Guinea Coast culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
wood, animal fur, brass bells, cloth, paint, metal, feathers
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Alsdorf
1982.063.007

MALE POWER FIGURE WITH COPPER-COVERED FACE PANELS AND RITUAL ATTACHMENTS, c. 1950
Congo Songye group (CongoCongo Songye group, Eastern Southern Savanna culture area, 20th century)
wood, sheet copper, feline skin, horn, glass beads, raffia cloth, snaakeskin, cowries
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. James Christensen
2002.057

PIPE BOWL DEPICTING AN EQUESTRIAN FIGURE, 1880-1920
Sudanic Undetermined ethnic group (Sudanic Undetermined ethnic group, Sudanic culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
lost wax casting
On loan from David A. Ackley
L2001.011

CURE FOR STOMACH ACHE (GAND0), c. 1950
Nigeria Cham group (NigeriaNigeria Cham group, Central Sudanic culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
terracotta, pigment, blood (?)
Unknown
1985.060

KPELIE MASK,
Cote DŐIvoire Senufo group (Cote d'IvoireCote DŐIvoire Senufo group, Western Sudanic culture area, )
wood, paint, cotton string
Gift of the Raymond E. Britt, Jr. Family
1980.072.032

KPELIE MASK,
Cote DŐIvoire Senufo group (Cote d'IvoireCote DŐIvoire Senufo group, Western Sudanic culture area, )
brass
Gift of Mr. Ernst Anspach
1973.015.002

INCISED HAIR PIN WITH FLAT TOP, c. 1965
Cote DŐIvoire Senufo group (Cote d'IvoireCote DŐIvoire Senufo group, Western Sudanic culture area, )
brass
Gift of George McGough
1999.061.002

INCISED HAIR PIN WITH FLAT TOP, c. 1965
Cote DŐIvoire Senufo group (Cote d'IvoireCote DŐIvoire Senufo group, Western Sudanic culture area, )
brass
Gift of George McGough
2000.062.004

YOUNG MALE'S HEADDRESS, c. 1965
Cote DŐIvoire Senufo group (Cote d'IvoireCote DŐIvoire Senufo group, Western Sudanic culture area, )
cotton cloth, cowries, seeds
Gift of George McGough
1999.061

PIPE BOWL WITH FEMALE FIGURE SEATED ON STOOL, c. 1900
Ghana Frafra group (GhanaGhana Frafra group, Western Sudanic culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
earthenware
Museum purchase by exchange, the Raymond E. Britt Family
1989.038

FEMALE FIGURE, c. 1900
Haute Volta Bwa group (Haute VoltaHaute Volta Bwa group, Western Sudanic culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
wood, paint, iron, cotton string, organic mastic
Museum purchase by exchange, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wolfe
1982.037.002

ANTELOPE MASK, 19th century
Mali Bamana group (MaliMali Bamana group, Western Sudanic culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
wood
Gift of the Dr. Tom Dooley Memorial Fund
1962.014

FEMALE FIGURE WITH RAISED ARMS, Date unknown
Mali Dogon group (MaliMali Dogon group, Western Sudanic culture area, 19th-20th centuries)
wood, encrustation
Gift of the Raymond E. Britt Family
1983.034.027

EMACIATED MALE FIGURE, 11th - 15th centuries A.D.
Mali Jenne culture (MaliMali Jenne culture, Western Sudanic culture area, 10th-15th centuries)
slipped terracotta
Purchased with funds provided by the Martin Foundation
1985.031

DAMBALA AS ST. PATRICK PAINTED CALABASH VESSEL, c. 1980
Andre Pierre (Haiti, )
calabash, paint
Museum purchase by exchange, Mr. and Mrs. James W. Alsdorf
2000.010.003

DAMBALLAH WOUEDO BANNER (DRAPEAU), c. 1980
Jacmel Undetermined artist (HaitiUndetermined artist, )
sequins, beads, cotton, burlap, chromolithograph
Museum purchase by exchange, the Raymond E. Britt Family
1999.050.001

 

 

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