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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
2001/2.39
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
1997/1.312
Carved ax handle is comprised of a kneeling male figure with rounded knob on top of his head, into which the narrow end of a triangular iron ax blade is embedded.
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Ax for Ogun
1925 – 1975
Gift of Bert N. LaDu, Jr.
2006/2.73
Square green silk with gold embroidered designs on both sides. This is a part of a portable tea set.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Portable Tea Ceremony Set - Towel (Kobukusa)
1850 – 1899
Gift of Ulrich and Sarah Straus
2013/2.82S
A long, white, rectangular cloth that has been folded into a triangle.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Portable tea ceremony set - wipe (chakin)
1850 – 1899
Gift of Ulrich and Sarah Straus
2013/2.82M
Bamboo with black string tie on base. This is a part of a portable set.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Portable tea ceremony set - whisk (chasen)
1850 – 1900
Gift of Ulrich and Sarah Straus
2013/2.82E
Oval wooden tray with one inch lip and rounded edge. There is a two inch hole to allow room for the whisk. This is a part of a portable tea set.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Portable tea ceremony set - wooden tray
1850 – 1900
Gift of Ulrich and Sarah Straus
2013/2.82C
Long, slender tea scoop with elongated scoop area. Red inscription on back, wooden with semi-gloss finish.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Portable tea ceremony set - tea scoop (chashaku)
1850 – 1899
Gift of Ulrich and Sarah Straus
2013/2.82P
Bright pink on one side, yellow on the other. Green pink and gold flowers on one corner of the pink side. This is a part of a portable set.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Portable Tea Ceremony Set - Towel (Fukusa)
1850 – 1899
Gift of Ulrich and Sarah Straus
2013/2.82R
Bell or gong in the form of a rectangular human head. On each side there is an image of a woman surrounded by what may be snakes. At the top of the object is an open loop. The bottom of the object is open with some cracks along the bottom edges.
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Ogboni gong
1901 – 1999
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.242
Wooden vase-like shape that is ribbed. Light wood in color.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Portable tea ceremony set - whisk case
1850 – 1900
Gift of Ulrich and Sarah Straus
2013/2.82D
White ceramic jar with red hatching, green, black and gold painted designs. Has a small opening on top with a rounded edge. This is a part of a portable tea set.
Eiraku Wazen (Japanese (culture or style))
Portable tea ceremony set - sweet container (furidashi)
1850 – 1900
Gift of Ulrich and Sarah Straus
2013/2.82I
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