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Standing human figure with arms in front of the body and slightly bent knees. The head is round with minimal detail. There is a large crack through the center front of the figure. 
Standing Figure
1915 – 1925
Gift of Harold W. Geisel, U.S. Foreign Service
1982/1.275

Dogon (Dogon (culture or style))
Female Ancestor Figure
1900 – 1971
Museum Purchase assisted by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1971/2.24
Large, ovoid mask with a dark patina. The forehead of the face is raised, sloping down to a short, broad nose. The eyes are formed by two cresent shapes separated by a rectangle. On each cheek are three raised marks in a vertical line. The mouth is closed and may be moveable. 
Ibibio (Ibibio)
Mask
1935 – 1945
Gift of Lydia Johnstone
1985/1.148

Bembe (Bembe (Kongo))
Ancestral Shrine Figure (Female)
1935 – 1945
Gift of Avery Z. Eliscu
1981/2.142
A massive wood-carved headdress with stylized face (showing classic Yoruba features) of bulging eyes with defined upper lids, long, straight, triangular nose, symmetrical scarification patterns consisting of three horizontal lines on each cheek, and a short beard from ear to ear just underneath the lower lip. Two large “ears” protrude on either side of head and act as “scaffolding” for numerous attachments of symbolic content: birds and lions predominate, but also visible are amulets, wooden claws and beads, crosses, and an insignia shield of some kind. The ears terminate in two oblong mirrors with lions leaping off of each. Layers of pigment are visible, giving the impression that it has been repainted over time.
Workshop of Adugbologe
Egúngún headdress
1945 – 1955
Gift of the Edward H. Eliscu Family
1985/1.183
A small, oblong shaped mask with mirrors in the eyes and on the cheeks. The mask is dark in color, with a raised forehead ridge and small slits above the mirror-covered eyes. The nose is long and twists to one side of the face. 
Ibibio (Ibibio)
Mask
early 1900s - early 1980s
Gift of Prof. and Mrs. Horace M. Miner
1984/1.266
This hour-glass shaped stool is supported by two caryatid figures who sit in a pose of lamentation—crouched with head in hands. Scarified patterned abstracted tears spill from their lower eyelids. Brass studs adorn the perimeter of the stool’s seat, base, and figures. Both figures wear strings of black, red and white beads around their necks.
Chokwe (Chokwe (culture or style))
Caryatid stool
1850 – 1899
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.204

Papua New Guinean
Ancestral Figure
Museum Purchase assisted by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1971/2.50
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