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This wooden staff has pieces of cloth wrapped on both extensions. One end depicts an abstract anthropomorphic face, while the other appears to function as a handle and is embellished with two strings of black and white beads and a loop of blue and white beads.
Kongo (Kongo (culture or style))
Staff
1900 – 1950
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.73
Apron in the form of fiber fringe attached to a woven loop at the top. Over the fiber is rectangular red and white beadwork with a pattern of triangles and small dots. 
Apron
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.49
Round brass purse with loops around the outer edge. Attached to each loop is a string of brass beads and a crotal bell. The handle is composed of brass beads. The edge of the flap closure is decorated with concentric semi-circles. 
Purse
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.89
Brass horn with a string of brass and red beads attached to a cork stopper. The top edge and bottom edge of the horn are decorated with incised braided patterns. 
Powder Horn
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.90

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Belt
1915 – 1925
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1985/1.168

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Belt ornament in the shape of a shell
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1987/2.48

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Belt ornament in the shape of a beetle
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1987/2.49

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Beaded Miniature Hat
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1985/1.164
Standing human figure with hands at the sides mounted on a square base. One of the feet and part of the original base have broken off. There are strings of beads around the waist, wrists, and neck as well as brass around the ankles. On the face there are incised grooves and the hair is in the shape of three triangular lobes decorated with horizontal lines. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Twin Figure
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.324
An apron made from multi-colored beadwork, primarily red, white, green, blue, and pink beads in a diamond pattern. The bottom edge of the apron is decorated with a fringe of cowrie shells. 
Beaded Apron
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.24
Small brass container with a round body and a short, narrow neck. The wooden stopper is attached to the container by a string of brass beads. The body of the container is decorated with a design of incised concentric circles. 
Container
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.32
A necklace of turquoise, mountain coral, and dzi (patterned agate) beads strung on thread.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Necklace
19th century
Bequest of Thakur Rup Chand
1995/1.60
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