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Temne (Temne (culture or style))
Divination figure
1905 – 1915
Museum purchase
1986/1.159

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Necklace
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1984/2.25
a bracelet consisting of horizontal orange beads and metal squares.  The metal squares are painted with a blue and green design.
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Bracelet with Orange Beads and Metal Squares
20th century
Gift of Denise Miner Stanford
2010/2.13

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 Form of a Ram's Head
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1986/1.212
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

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
A necklace of turquoise, mountain coral, and dzi (patterned agate) beads strung on thread, with a large turquose pendant at the center.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Necklace
19th century
Bequest of Thakur Rup Chand
1995/1.59
A necklace of faceted coral beads, in graduated sizes, with a coral-inlaid silver clasp.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Necklace
19th century
Bequest of Thakur Rup Chand
1995/1.61
This standing female <em>nkisi mihasi</em>, or “benevolent” power figure, exhibits many of the typical traits associated with the Luba of the Upemba Basin, and more specifically, with the Kisale center of production. These features include a disproportionately elongated torso, terraced coiffure, diamond-shaped scarification patterns covering the abdomen and back, and, a crescent moon symbol on the pubis. In addition, this figure possesses a round head with almond-shaped eyes, an open mouth, flat and level shoulders, protruding breasts and bellybutton, and horizontal lines across its upper thighs. Multiple strands of white, dark blue, and light blue beads adorn the figure’s neck, upper chest, wrist, hips, and ankle. A cotton loincloth has been wrapped around the figure’s hips.
Luba (Luba (culture or style))
Power Figure
1885 – 1895
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.212
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
This Songye&nbsp;<em>nkisi,&nbsp;</em>which depicts a standing male figure, displays many of the characteristic hallmarks of Songye anthropomorphic carvings, namely: an overall strong geometric form, squared shoulders, a large head, a triangular face with a rounded forehead and concave cheeks, deep ocular cavities, a rectangular mouth, diminutive ears, and a long, ringed neck. The head is strikingly studded with numerous, indigenously-made brass tacks; furthermore, a cavity on the skull suggests that a horn was at one point likely placed there. A belt of animal skin filled with medicinal substances is wrapped around the chest, while two strands of colored beads are tied across the torso. Three bells, themselves affixed to the strings of beads, dangle below the&nbsp;<em>nkisi&nbsp;</em>figure. An animal skin loincloth covers the bottom half of the figure. In addition to kaolin, the&nbsp;<em>nkisi</em>&rsquo;s surface bears a crusty patina, evidence that it was the recipient of consecrational and votive libatio
Songye;Kalebwe (Songye)
nkisi
1845 – 1855
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.228
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