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Gold-weight in the shape of a thick, curving line with an oblong head and a thin, pointed tail. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
1900 – 1985
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.504
This curved wooden Pende staff features a finial depicting a human head bearing simple facial features and a cap-like coiffure composed of vertical lines. The staff’s handle is in the shape of a narrow loop that connects the front of the figure’s head to the back of its head. A slender serpent carved with a snake-skin pattern slithers upwards from the lower end of the staff.
Pende (Pende)
Staff
1900 – 19750
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.67
This photograph depicts an aerial view of an effigy mound in the shape of a snake surrounded by trees.
Marilyn Bridges (American (North American))
Serpent Mound, Ohio
1982
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
2012/2.12
A photograph of a female head made of pasta and marinara sauce printed on a porcelain plate. On verso, the plate is numbered "39;" it is labeled part of "The Peter Norton Family Christmas Project" and dated 1999; the manufacturer is labeled "Made in Bernardaud in Limoges, France;" and, below, it reads "Lead Free Dishwasher Safe."
Vik Muniz (American (North American))
Untitled (Medusa Marinara)
1999
Gift of the Peter Norton Family Foundation
1999/1.108
This smooth, wooden Pende staff features a finial depicting a standing, male figure bearing half-moon eyes, a terraced coiffure with decorative motifs, an elongated trunk, angular curves at the elbows and buttocks, and hands placed in front of the stomach below the navel. The feet are carved as one piece (forming the base of the finial), with small incisions for the individual toes. The left arm has been damaged.  
Pende (Pende)
Staff
1900 – 1950
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.47
Elaborately carved staff with, from the top: a male figure wearing Western-style clothes, with painted eyes, eyebrows, mouth, moustache, hat and clothes, sitting on a simple stool, resting his hands on his knees; a U-shaped snake on one side and a mortar on the other; a pair of a male and a female figure on either side (the male is standing on one leg, bending the other at the knee to make a triangle); a dark black spherical form; a row of three turtles on one side and two salamanders and a frog on the other; and finally three outstretched snakes (painted yellow, brown and red, respectively), one of them eating a small frog.
Kongo (Kongo (culture or style))
Staff
1900 – 1950
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.42
Centered in the page in this print are two figures in matching costume, one facing the viewer and one away. They are each dressed in a black suit with pink cumberbund and white socks and gloves. Each figure wears a cape with green interior; the back is white with vegetal and animal motifs in orange, pink, green, grey and black. On the left, the more-visible cape has a grey bird on one side and an orange horse on the other. As visible on the left figure, who faces away, there is a large black collar on the cape in the shape of a triangle, and off of the collar hangs a long pink piece of fabric.  Both figures wear white hats—shaped like umbrellas—that have large plumage of black, orange and green coming from a pole off the top. Lastly, as seen in the right figure, they wear a pink mask with a mustached face.
Carlos Mérida (Guatemalan)
Danza de los Paragüeros
1937 – 1939
Museum Purchase
1944.10
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