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Jonathan Monk (British (modern))
Sentence Removed O's Remain
2000
Gift of Leonard Rosenberg
2015/2.100
A circular, slightly domed disc topped with four arches and the figure of a human head. The front arch is wide, with a small bowl, and the arches to either side have four small, pointed protrusions. The front and back arch, as well as the top of the figure's head, are decorated with geometric patterns. The back of the head is connected to the back arch by a smaller arch. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Vessel Lid
20th century
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato
2003/2.34
A circular, slightly domed disc topped with four arches and the figure of a human head. The front arch is wide, with a round indentation, and the arches to either side have two small, pointed protrusions. The top of the figure's head is decorated with geometric patterns. The back of the head is connected to the back arch by a smaller arch. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Vessel Lid
20th century
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato
2003/2.36
Standing figure with bent knees and its hands at the front of its hips. The head is triangular with protruding u-shaped ears and a ridge extending from its forehead, over the head, and down the back of the neck. 
Dogon (Dogon (culture or style))
Standing Female Figure
1950 – 1999
Gift of Mary Paul and Bruce Stubbs in honor of Evan Maurer
2016/1.208
Small bowl supported by two fish on a circular base. The two fish are curved so that the head, tail, and one fin support the bowl while the middle of the body rests on the base. The other fin connects the fish's tail to the head. The edge of the bowl and the base are decorated with incised diagonal marks. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Bowl
1901 – 1999
Gift and partial purchase from the estate of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco
2017/1.669
A hand-held staff with a short cylindrical handle, topped by a kneeling female figure. The figure is holding two rectangular objects in both hands and is wearing a string of beads around her neck. The hair is in a tri-lobal shape with a curved protrusion at the top. A portion of the protrusion may have been broken off.  
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Staff
1950 – 1999
Gift and partial purchase from the estate of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco
2017/1.668
Male figure with bent knees holding an L-shaped tool. The figure is mounted on a wooden base.
Dogon (Dogon (culture or style))
Standing Figure with yo domino (Curved Staff)
Gift of Nicholas and Elena Delbanco
2015/2.120
Standing male figure atop a ridged pedestal, all carved from the same piece of wood. The work is mounted on a newer wood base. 
Dogon (Dogon (culture or style))
Standing Figure
Gift of Nicholas and Elena Delbanco
2015/2.121
Red clay vessel in the form of a rounded cylinder with the upper portion in the form of a face. The eyes are cowrie shells set into the clay, while the nose is broad and the mouth underneath is thin. Small semi-circular ears protrude from the each side of the face. The vessel is topped by a circular rim, the back portion of which is missing. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Vessel
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.107
At the top of the staff, a male figure and female figure peer from a cascade of cowries, brass beads, iron fragments, and seeds. Some cowries are stained with indigo dye. The lower bodies of the figures are concealed by the shell strands above. Their elongated hairstyles extend the overall verticality of the piece. The figures' faces appear to be identical.
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Esu-Elegbara Dance Staff
1900 – 1975
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato
2003/2.26
A slightly curved rod, wider at the top while the bottom comes to a rounded point. In the middle is a figure of a woman kneeling and holding her breasts in her hands. There is also a nail near to the top of the object. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Ifa divination tapper
1901 – 1950
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.250
Ivory rod with a round base and a pointed tip. A carved female figure kneels near the bottom of the rod. Above and below her are rows of various carved geometric patterns. A portion of the piece is hollow and there is an intentional hole at the base.
Ifa Divination Tapper
20th century
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen in memory of Nancy Turner Bohlen
2015/2.183
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