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Kneeling brass female figure atop an iron staff. The eyes protrude and the mouth is straight. On the forehead are two crescent shapes and the figure also has a beard. The figure is elaborately decorated, with a necklace, cylindrical headdress, and circular discs hanging from the back of the head. There are two larger spiral motifs on the sides of the body and the hands are held in closed fists in front of the body, the left hand on top of the right.
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Ogboni staff
1900 – 1970
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
A wooden staff, covered with beads in solid colors (red, blue, green and orange) outlined in black against a background of white beads, with a sideways M pattern in the middle of the shaft on either side.  A stylized head of open beadwork tops the staff, followed by a tight-fitting necklace-like band with a clasp in orange and green and a white band, above solid red and blue rings.
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
Wooden knife with a leaf shaped blade. The center of the blade has a carved line running down the length of the blade. The knife has patination. There is tukula powder rubbed on the knife. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
1895 – 1905
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
Cap in a dome shape made from woven fibers with a piece of fur attached to the top, possibly from a monkey. 
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
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

Wedding Slippers (one of a pair)
Gift of Professor and Mrs. Horace M. Miner
Janus heads with elaborate headgear top a staff with a long, thin shaft and broader hourglass-shaped sections with a stylized human head in the middle of each one. The staff is covered with carved geometrical patterns of triangles, lozenges and lines, and ends in a metal-coiled tip at the bottom; it is heavy and has a shiny black patina.
Luba (Luba (culture or style))
1900 – 1940
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
Two carved female figures, holding one arm over each other's back, an the other resting on the stomach decorated with lozenge motifs and scarification patterns; one figure is wearing a rope around the middle. A curving shaft supports the figures, broadening from the metal tip at the bottom into two bulging forms, divided by a dark black line through the middle, and covered in a carved pattern of triangles and lines on both front and back. The staff is heavy, with a nice shiny patina.
Luba (Luba (culture or style))
1900 – 1940
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
A necklace composed of two beaded, square panels joined by a double strand of clusters of beads. The double strand joining the panels consists of beads in shades of green, blue, pink, yellow, and white. The square panels are decorated with zig-zag patterns in various colors and feature a face in the center, made of red beads. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Beaded Diviner's Necklace
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
A stylized human head with an elaborate coiffure, sitting atop a larger animal head with scarification marks below the eyes, tops a well-carved staff with angular handle and a zig-zag carved pattern below the handle.  The eyes of both figures are set in shallow cavities and appear squinted or closed.
Yaka (Yaka (Kwango-Kwilu region style))
1933 – 1966
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
Cylindrical headdress with diamond-shaped multi-colored beadwork over a cloth base. The bottom rim has a pattern of red and blue triangles outlined on the edge with red. A fringe of blue beads hangs all the way around the bottom edge. There are two beadwork birds attached to the front of the headdress. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Oba's Beaded Crown
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
Carved wood headdress in the form of a bird's head and neck. The beak is open and the head is covered with leather, some of which is red. There is also string wrapped around the head of the bird. The crest above the beak is covered with red seeds, possibly abrus seeds. The long, curved neck is attached to a flat disc, through which leather straps have been inserted. The strap at the bottom of the neck is also attached to the back of the bird's head as well. 
Hunter's Bird Decoy Headdress
1945 – 1955
Gift of Dale E. Rice
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