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This wooden Chokwe staff features a smooth, narrow rod and a large carving of a female figure at its finial.  The female bears an elaborate, ridged coiffure, closed, coffee-bean shaped eyes, raised scarifications on her face, torso, and back, rounded shoulders, arms positioned down by her side, and a protruding navel. 
Chokwe (Chokwe (culture or style))
Staff
1900 – 1950
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.69
Apron in the form of fiber fringe attached to a woven loop at the top. Over the fiber is rectangular red and white beadwork with a pattern of triangles and small dots. 
Apron
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.49
An apron in the form of a triangular piece of leather with geometric designs. The bottom of the leather is decorated with two rows of beads. At the top of the apron is a leather fringe with blue beads and two coins. 
Apron
1940 – 1999
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.54
Cache-sexe in the form of a triangular piece of corrugated metal attached to a thin band across the top. Tied to the band with string is a thick fiber belt. 
Apron
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.57
Apron in the form of a metal chain fringe attached to two rectangular brass plates. The apron is attached to a belt of brass beads and pendants that resemble the heads of nails. 
Apron
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.62
Belt with brass beads and brass pendants. There are six sets of three nail-shaped pendants and two large curved pendants. 
Belt
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.72
Belt with blue beads and a central brass pendant in a crescent shape with incised grooves. 
Belt
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.79
Ring with two conical projections, decorated with concentric horizontal grooves and a large loop.
Ring
1925 – 1940
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milford Golden
1986/2.148
Staff with a short cylindrical handle topped by two rectangular forms. The front of the staff contains two faces on the rectangular forms, while the back of the staff contains only one face. The bottom face is rectangular with three vertical marks on each cheek and zig-zag patterns along the forehead, while the upper face is round with three vertical marks on each cheek and five vertical marks on the forehead. Along the handle and rectangular projections there are incised zig-zag decorations. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Dance Staff
1950 – 1999
Gift and partial purchase from the estate of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco
2017/1.614
Wooden columnar figure wrapped in alternating black and red wire. The top of the figure is wrapped in wire and decorated with leather strands of white beads and a 1946 coin. The limbs are formed by strands of green and red seed beads terminating in large white beads.  
Fertility Figure
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.342
Carved wooden human figure with a columnar body and limbs. The body is decorated with strands of beads, primarily red, white, and purple. The neck and ankles have multiple strands of yellow beads while one wrist has a metal bracelet. The top of the figure is decorated with human hair. 
Northern Cameroon
Figure
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.353
An apron made from multi-colored beadwork, primarily red, white, green, blue, and pink beads in a diamond pattern. The bottom edge of the apron is decorated with a fringe of cowrie shells. 
Beaded Apron
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.24
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