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Female figure with crossed legs, breastfeeding a child. The large mother figure is decorated with scarifications on her breasts, shoulders and back. She bears filed teeth, is wearing an elaborate headdress and her face has been decorated with three brass tacks. Mirror fragments were used to evoke eyes. On the back of the sculpture a mirror covers a raised addition containing unknown elements. The figures are seated on a rectangular base with geometric decorations. 
Yombe (Yombe (culture or style))
Mother and child figure
1885 – 1895
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.187
This male standing figure is holding a weapon and has detailed scarifications on his chest and abdomen. The eyes are inserted porcelain chips and the figure shows a beard and an asymmetrical hairstyle. 
Beembe (Kongo)
Ancestor figure
1865 – 1875
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.190
Crouching or seated female figure with an elongated face that tilts backwards. The figure is holding her breasts and has a distended stomach and deep navel. 
Sierra Leonean (Sierra Leonean)
Female Figure
1400 – 1699
Gift of Leah and John Atwater
2016/1.241
Seated male figure with an elongated face that tilts backwards. A columnar projection, possibly a beard, extends from the bottom of the chin to the figure's knees. Both of the figure's hands grip the beard-like projection. 
Sierra Leonean (Sierra Leonean)
Male Figure
1400 – 1699
Gift of Leah and John Atwater
2016/1.240
Carved standing female figure with corded beads at its neck and waist. The figure has conical, verically indented carved hair and protruding facial features. Its hands are resting at its hips.
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Twin Figure
20th century
Gift of Michael and Phyllis Courlander
2016/1.254.1
Standing female figure on a square base. The hands are at the sides,  one of which holds a string of cowrie shells. The figure has prominent breasts and on the face there are three horizontal marks on each cheek. The hair is a in a round, comb-like shape. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Female Twin Figure
1900 – 1983
Gift of Prof. and Mrs. Horace M. Miner
1983/2.191
Female figure with vertically grooved conical heads and triangular carvings on their chests and backs. The figure has a carved waist-covering. 
Ibeji Twin Figure (One of a Pair)
20th century
Gift of Michael and Phyllis Courlander
2016/1.252.2
Standing male figure on a round base with both arms placed at the sides. There is a triangular carving, possibly an amulet, around the neck and back. The figure has a conical coiffure with vertical grooves. The coiffure terminates in two smaller conical projections. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Male Twin Figure
20th century
Gift of Michael and Phyllis Courlander
2016/1.252.1
Standing female figure on a round base mounted on another square base. There are metal rings around the ankles. The hands are placed at the sides and there are strings of beads around the waist and neck. There are three vertical grooves in the forehead and on each cheek there are three vertical and three horizontal grooves. The hair is in a conical shape with a small knob at the top, decorated with vertical grooves. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Female Twin Figure
1950 – 1999
Loan from the Estate of Kurt Delbanco;Gift and partial purchase from the estate of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco
2017/1.665
Standing female figure on a round base with hands at the sides. There are metal bracelets around each wrist and a string of beads around the neck. On each breast there are two vertical marks. Each cheek is marked with three vertical and three horizontal grooves and there are three vertical marks on the forehead. The hair is in a conical shape decorated with vertical grooves and topped by a small knob. The heavy patina may possibly be camwood powder. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Female Twin Figure
1901 – 1999
Loan from the Estate of Kurt Delbanco;Gift and partial purchase from the estate of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco
2017/1.667
Carved standing female figure with corded beads at its neck and waist. The figure has conical, verically indented carved hair and protruding facial features. Its hands are resting at its hips.
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Twin Figure
20th century
Gift of Michael and Phyllis Courlander
2016/1.254.2
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
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