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A poised, naturalistic male figure sits on a stool, holding an egg in his right hand, his left hand resting on his left knee. The head is round, almost egg-shaped with a high, sloping forehead rising from pronounced eyebrows. The eyes are almond-shaped, the nose long and slender, the mouth a small straignt line. The neck is long and ringed. The surface of the figure is smooth, carefully finished, golden brown in color, though worn or mottled in places. 
Osei Bonsu;Asante (Asante)
Display figure
1945 – 1955
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
This small figure is that of a dog who has short legs, a thick, curled tail, small ears, and an elongated muzzle. Its mouth is open with pointed teeth bared and tongue slightly hanging. Its eyes include small mirrors and feature the white mineral <em>kaolin</em>. On the dog’s back is a large, mirror-topped medicine pack which has been sealed with resin.  There are two recesses on top of both hind legs which also likely held packets of medicine.  Near the top of the two front legs are hollow projections, which have broken off.
Vili (Kongo) (Vili)
Power Figure
1845 – 1855
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
This bold and dramatic wooden Pende <em>mbangu</em> mask features a half-white, half-black face with a contorted visage.  The face has been carved in such a way that the features appearing on the left side, which has been pigmented black, are either positioned lower (the left ear and eye) or droop downwards (left sides of the nose and mouth). Moreover, the black portion of the face features several indentations representing scars. The resulting visual effect is one of facial asymmetry. A thick layer of white and black pigment has been applied to the face’s wooden surface, while black raffia fibers have been tightly woven onto a vegetable fiber cloth on the black half of the mask, completing the look.
Pende (Pende)
1925 – 1935
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
Carved ax handle is comprised of a kneeling male figure with rounded knob on top of his head, into which the narrow end of a triangular iron ax blade is embedded.
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Ax for Ogun
1925 – 1975
Gift of Bert N. LaDu, Jr.
Buffalo horn with concentric circles, geometric shapes and beadlike bands carved in relief follow the natural contours of the horn to its pointed tip. Has a local repair—a metal suture sewn at the mouth to stabilize a crack. Has cord pierced through the tip.
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Drinking Horn
1800 – 1850
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
Male figure with bent knees holding an L-shaped tool. The figure is mounted on a wooden base.
Dogon;Elena Delbanco (Dogon (culture or style))
Standing Figure with yo domino (Curved Staff)
Gift of Nicholas and Elena Delbanco
Pipe made in three parts: wood-carved stem, inner metal pipe for drawing smoke, and metal, possibly bronze bowl.  Wood-carved, openwork stem is comprised of interlocking lizards; spiral whorls cover the cast metal bowl.  bands of cowrie shells encircle the bottom and “neck” of the bowl, while its lip is topped with the classic Grassfields motif of a prestige cap.<br />
Cameroonian (Cameroonian)
Prestige Pipe
1925 – 1975
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
This vessel is formed from a hollowed calabash or gourd, the top of which has been carved to form a lid, decoratively patterned with brass tacks and studded by a handle at the center. Snake skin covers the rounded base of the calabash conferring a coarse texture. Several holes have been drilled around the top perimeter of the base from which metal rings holding iron clappers or bells dangle. An array of man-made, animal, and vegetal objects are held inside the vessel, namely, small, wooden anthropomorphic figurines carved with a minimum of physiognomic detail, bird claws, feathers, wings, split cane, and dried seeds. 
Songye (Songye)
Calabash with Ritual Pieces
1905 – 1915
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
An apron made from red, blue, white, and yellow beads in a zig-zag pattern. There are two strings attached at the top of the apron, to tie around the waist. The bottom of the apron is decorated with a fringe of cowrie shells. 
Beaded Apron
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
At the top of the staff, a male figure and female figure peer from a cascade of cowries, brass beads, iron fragments, and seeds. Some cowries are stained with indigo dye. The lower bodies of the figures are concealed by the shell strands above. Their elongated hairstyles extend the overall verticality of the piece. The figures' faces appear to be identical.
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Esu-Elegbara Dance Staff
1900 – 1975
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato
Cylindrical, wood carved cup with geometric motifs and linear, interlocking lines that cover the entire surface of the object.
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Palm Wine Cup
1935 – 1945
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
Stylized wood carving of hyena head;  two pieces of wood joined to form articulating jaw. edged with prominent teeth. short upright ears, long triangular nose or snout; eyes, teeth, nose and crown of head overlaid with sheet metal. Wood is unpainted.
Bamana (Bamana)
Hyena Puppet Head (Nama, Sogu kun)
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase assisted by the Friends of the Museum of Art
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